July 12, 2020

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2015-12-30T050928Z_1556898850_GF10000278417_RTRMADP_3_CALIFORNIA-PRISONS-DEATHROWFrom Boston Globe

A rare look at life on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California. America’s most populous state, which has not carried out an execution in a decade, begins 2016 at a pivotal juncture, as legal developments hasten the march toward resuming executions, while opponents seek to end the death penalty at the ballot box.–By Reuters

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Robert Galvan, who is on death row for murder, speaks to members of the media at the yard during a tour of California’s Death Row at San Quentin State Prison. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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An armed guard patrols on the for condemned prisoners. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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Condemned inmate is seen inside his cell on the East Block of California’s Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin Dec. 29, 2015. America’s most populous state, which has not carried out an execution in a decade, begins 2016 at a pivotal juncture, as legal developments hasten the march toward resuming executions, while opponents seek to end the death penalty at the ballot box. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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A guard tower 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. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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A general view of San Quentin State Prison in California on Dec. 29, 2015. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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, 67, who has been on death row for 33 years for murder, gestures from a cell at the Adjustment Center of California’s Death Row at San Quentin State Prison. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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Empty holding cells are seen in the East Block for condemned prisoners during a tour of California’s Death Row at San Quentin State Prison. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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A Mickey Mouse clock is seen on a wall on death row. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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A guard displays his San Quentin State Prison belt buckle during a tour of California’s Death Row at San Quentin State Prison. (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. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

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A death row inmate uses a phone from his cell in the East Block. (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 tour of California’s Death Row in San Quentin. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

For more on this story and images go to: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/bigpicture/2016/01/08/death-row-san-quentin/a2HI5weNwjSEiBeDGEiqTI/story.html

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