Mullane prison access http://kalw.org en Walking death row at San Quentin State Prison http://kalw.org/post/walking-death-row-san-quentin-state-prison <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Quentin State Prison has four massive cell blocks, each identified by their cardinal direction: north, south, east, and west. Of the four, only one houses inmates sentenced to death. None of the cell blocks have been visited by a reporter since 2007.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:44:32 +0000 Nancy Mullane 18645 at http://kalw.org Walking death row at San Quentin State Prison Telling the stories of California’s prisons http://kalw.org/post/telling-stories-california-s-prisons <p></p><p>KALW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Nancy </span>Mullane<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spent the last year touring the most secure prisons in California, including death row at San Quentin, the Protective Housing Unit at Corcoran, and Pelican Bay State Prison.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1">She sat down with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) deputy secretary Terry Thornton to discuss why these stories aren’t told more often.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:44:10 +0000 Nancy Mullane 26124 at http://kalw.org Telling the stories of California’s prisons Behind the walls of California's most restricted cells http://kalw.org/post/behind-walls-californias-most-restricted-cells <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This story was the first of a six-part series following Nancy&nbsp;</span>Mullane<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in her efforts to increase media access to prisons. It first aired in October 2012. It begins seven hours north of San Francisco in Crescent City and Pelican Bay State Prison. That’s where more than 1,100 of the inmates considered the most dangerous and influential in the state are locked up in the state’s Security Housing Unit also known as the&nbsp;</span>SHU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></em></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Nancy Mullane 17553 at http://kalw.org Behind the walls of California's most restricted cells San Quentin's North Segregation – the 'Penthouse' of death row http://kalw.org/post/san-quentins-north-segregation-penthouse-death-row <p>California has the largest death row population in the United States, with 727 men and women living in four condemned housing units. All 20 women sentenced to death are housed at the Central California Women’s Facility south of Fresno. All 707 men are housed in three separate death row units inside San Quentin State Prison, just north of San Francisco.</p><p></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Nancy Mullane 18956 at http://kalw.org San Quentin's North Segregation – the 'Penthouse' of death row The Adjustment Center: Where no one wants to go http://kalw.org/post/adjustment-center-where-no-one-wants-go <p>In 1851, the government of the new state of California legalized executions. But it wasn’t until 1891 that the state legislature required all executions take place within the walls of one of the state’s prisons.</p><p>The state’s first legal execution by hanging took place March 3, 1893 at San Quentin State Prison. Sixty-year-old José Gabriel was convicted and sentenced to death for killing a farming couple near San Diego.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:57:50 +0000 Nancy Mullane 18349 at http://kalw.org The Adjustment Center: Where no one wants to go