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Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison and their very fine hats (and one very familiar number). 3/?. Les Mis, anyone?

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Barbara Graham was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison on June 3, 1955 for the beating and suffocation of a 64 year old woman along with two convicted accomplices. Actress Susan Hayward won the Best Actress Academy Award for playing Graham in the 1958 movie, I Want To Live. She became known as Bloody Babs by the press.

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Inside death row at San Quentin State Prison

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

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Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash “backstage” after their show at San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, CA, USA, 24 February 1969.

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash after their show at San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, CA, USA, 24 February 1969.

Charles Chi-Tat Ng is a serial killer believed to have raped, tortured and murdered between 11 and 25 victims with his accomplice Leonard Lake. Ng was extradited to California from Canada, tried, and convicted of 11 murders. He is currently on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

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Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins performing at San Quentin State Prison, February 1969.