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Brown kills new ‘Death Row’ at San Quentin

Thursday, April 28, 2011

image They’re celebrating in Marin County after Gov. Jerry Brown announced he’s nixing the long-planned new Death Row at San Quentin. The project had stretched through two administrations—Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger—and the price tag had ballooned to $356 million. How to deal with a growing condemned inmate population is thus left for another day. Marin IJ

Add: The expansion would have been on ground that local pols and others have long coveted as a possible future location for a ferry terminal to replace the one at Larkspur, which has to be dredged and where space is at a minimum.

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