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Jan 8, 2016

Life On Death Row In San Quentin State Prison

Life On Death Row In San Quentin State Prison

These photos give us a rare look at life on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California.
It can't be easy for these inmate, not knowing when they are going to die, but I guess the saying If you can't do the time, don't do the crime still rings true.

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Two guards walk toward the entrance to San Quentin State Prison during a media tour of California's Death Row in San Quentin STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Clark gestures from a cell at the Adjustment Center during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A guard closes a gate to death row during a media tour at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Prisoner Robert Galvan speaks to members of the meida during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Mark Navarette speaks to members of the media from his cell on the East Block during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A guard stands behind bars at the Adjustment Center during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A guard tower is seen during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Lieutenant Sam Robinson of San Quentin State Prison fist pumps a guard during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A guard escorts an condemned inmate in the East Block during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A general view San Quentin State Prison during a media tour of California's Death Row in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A radio is seen hanging in a cell at the Adjustment Center during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A guard displays his San Quentin State Prison belt buckle during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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An armed guard stands on a gun rail above the yard at the Adjustment Center during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Ron Davis, warden of San Quentin State Prison, speaks to members of the media during a tour of California's Death Row STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Scott Peterson stands with other inmates in a yard during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Charles Edwards Case types a letter to his attorney with a typewriter inside his cell during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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An armed guard patrols on the East Block for condemned prisoners during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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The East Block for condemned prisoners are seen during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Empty individual holding cells are seen in the East Block for condemned prisoners during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A death row inmate uses a phone from his cell in the East Block during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A photograph of Richard Allen Davis is seen posted on a wall outside his cell during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A guard walks along the East Block for condemned inmates during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Two wheelchairs are lined against a wall along the East Block for condemned inmates during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Exercise equipment is seen in a yard outside the East Block for condemned prisoners during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Protective vests are seen on wall inside the Adjustment Center during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A view of the San Quentin State Prison is seen at the gate during a media tour of California's Death Row in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A Mickey Mouse clock is seen on a wall on death row during a media tour at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Robert Galvan, who is on death row for murder, exercises at the Adjustment Center yard during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Robert Galvan, who is on death row for murder, speaks to members of the media at the Adjustment Center yard during a media tour of San Quentin State Prison in California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Robert Galvan, who is on death row for murder, speaks to members of the media at the Adjustment Center yard during a media tour of San Quentin State Prison in California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A guard opens the handcuffs of an inmate after he was escorted back into his cell in the East Block during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Mark Navarette, who is on death row for murder, speaks to members of the media from his cell on the East Block during a media tour of San Quentin State Prison in California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Members of the media in protective wear take photographs of inmates at the recreation yard inside the Adjustment Center during a media tour of San Quentin State Prison in California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Lieutenant Sam Robinson, a public information officer at San Quentin State Prison, knocks on the door to the East Block for condemned prisoners during a media tour of California's Death Row in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A painting of 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima' is seen at the end of a flight of stairs that leads to the Condemned Row at San Quentin State Prison during a media tour of California's Death Row in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A sign is seen on the wall leading to the entrance of the Condemned Row at San Quentin State Prison during a media tour of California's Death Row in California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Condemned inmate Sean Vines is seen inside his cell on the East Block during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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An armed guard patrols the East Block for condemned prisoners during a media tour of San Quentin State Prison in California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A guard tower is seen during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Members of the media put on protective vests prior to entering a row of cells at the Adjustment Center during a media tour of San Quentin State Prison in California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A sign is seen above the gate to the Condemned Row at San Quentin State Prison during a media tour of California's Death Row in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Members of the media walk down the corridor inside the Adjustment Center during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A general view of San Quentin State Prison during a media tour of California's Death Row in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A guard stands behind bars at the Adjustment Center during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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A guard looks out of a guard tower during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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An inmate stands against a fence at the Adjustment Center yard during a media tour of California's death row at San Quentin State Prison in California STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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