California’s death row
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San Quentin’s death row inmates

California’s death row

Yellowing tape residue stains the mugshot of condemned murderer Ronnie McPeters in the files at San Quentin State Prison.

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 Media members tour Death Row in the East Block at San Quentin prison in December 2015.

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Darren Stanley, now suffering from dementia and psychosis, was found permanently incompetent to assist lawyers in 2013.

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San Quentin State Prison death row inmate Ron Bell now suffers from severe dementia and is bedridden.

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Framed by some of the old ironwork, Tower One at San Quentin State Prison has a commanding view of the front of the prison and of San Francisco Bay.

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The door to Condemned Row.

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 Condemned inmate Douglas Clark in the Adjusment Center at San Quentin prison.

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The pictures of condemned inmate Horace Kelly through his years of incarceration at San Quentin.

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John Dunkle is one of the 747 people on death row.

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The door to one of the cell blocks in the Adjustment Center is locked while guards supervise work being done in one of the housing units at San Quentin prison.

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A guard watches the movement of the prisoners being escorted across the yard at San Quentin State Prison.

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Donald Milwee is  partially paralyzed from a stroke and has diminished capacity to speak. In a psychiatric exam Milwee could not recall the name of his mother, whom he killed.

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Death row inmate James Nelson Blair from the condemned files at San Quentin State Prison.

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A death row inmate is escorted across the yard away from the East Block at San Quentin prison.

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Richard Dean Turnerm who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia/psychosis, shot to death an elderly San Bernardino County couple and their dog during a 1979 home invasion robbery.

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A guard stands watch with his weapon in East Block, where many of the men on death row are housed at San Quentin State Prison.

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Jonathon D’Arcy was initially incompetent to stand trial but was tried after a stay at a state hospital. He has been waiting six years for appointment of a lawyer for his state habeas appeal.

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Donald Milwee is one of the 737 inmates on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

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East Block houses most of the inmates on death row at San Quentin State Prison. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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 A guard stands watch over the condemned prisoners housed in East Block of Death Row at San Quentin prison.

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Death row inmate Joseph Danks from the condemned files at San Quentin State Prison.

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Death row inmate Ronald Bell suffers from severe dementia and is bedridden.

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