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Death Chamber Open for Business: San Quentin
NBC San Diego ^ | Wed, Sep 22, 2010 | TERRY COLLINS

Posted on 09/22/2010 3:47:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway

San Quentin death chamber ready for use

Officials say a death chamber at San Quentin State Prison is ready for a scheduled execution next week -- if a federal judge lifts his moratorium on lethal injections. The media got a rare glimpse of the $835,000 facility on the same day lawyers for Attorney General Jerry Brown were scheduled to urge U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel to allow the execution of Albert Greenwood Brown. The death row inmate is scheduled to die Sept. 29 for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Riverside County girl abducted on her way home from school in 1980.

"We are fully prepared to carry out an execution," prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said as he led members of the media on a tour of the lethal injection facility completed in 2008 -- two years after Fogel halted executions in California and ordered prison officials to improve procedures for administering lethal injections. Located near death row, the white, cinder block, 11-room death chamber has a main viewing room where nearly 30 officials and media can witness an execution through a glass window.

The sterile-looking facility also has separate eyewitness rooms for the families of victims and inmates.

Prisoners spend their final six hours in a secluded holding cell area that has a phone and flat-screen television, without cable. There's also a small area next to the holding cell where they can talk to lawyers and priests, if requested. The injection room is equipped with a green gurney with numerous straps and buckles. Behind the room is a control center where the execution team can create the lethal cocktail for execution.

The center has four phones to contact the governor, state Supreme Court, attorney general and warden at a moment's notice.

"The phones are connected to all those entities to make sure the inmates' legal rights are upheld," Robinson said

San Quentin inmates helped build the facility.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
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1 posted on 09/22/2010 3:47:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

This poor girl’s rights of course didn’t count...


2 posted on 09/22/2010 3:53:23 PM PDT by Michel12
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To: nickcarraway

Let’s see who will try to stop this well deserved execution.

The next sound you would hear would be the flushing of their career down the toilet, in a normal world, but this is California where the Left doesn’t care about the victims of horrible crimes.

Maybe shithead Villagarosa will speak up. He’s just a big enough fool to do it. Hope he does.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 3:55:21 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve got only two questions.

1. How many can they send through per hour?

2. When can we get started?

California has at the very minimum, 700 families waiting for justice.

For lack of a better term, let’s get this party started.


4 posted on 09/22/2010 3:55:29 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Michel12

Let’s pipe in some appropriate music for the condemned as they contemplate departing their mortal coils. I’d suggest “25 Minutes To Go” by Johnny Cash.


5 posted on 09/22/2010 4:00:55 PM PDT by Free in Texas (If islam is so great, why are there "religious police" who's main task is to beat you into a mosque?)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh no, television WITHOUT cable on Death Row.


6 posted on 09/22/2010 4:03:25 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: nickcarraway

The constitution prohibits cruel and unusuable punishment, but makes no promise of a painless execution.


7 posted on 09/22/2010 4:11:06 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Villaragosa - the philandering, former SEIU, MeCHA, La Raza, bankrupty inducing, Laker-ticket taking, open borders midget?


8 posted on 09/22/2010 4:13:19 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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From this article at: Press-Enterprise

Brown was convicted of kidnapping, raping, and strangling 15-year-old Susan Louise Jordan in a Riverside orange grove. She was abducted as she was walking to Arlington High School.

After the murder, authorities said Brown made chilling phone calls to the girl's mother. "Hello, Mrs. Jordan," the caller said. "Susan isn't home from school yet, is she? You'll never see your daughter again."



Brown had been paroled four months earlier for the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

R.I.P. Susan Louise Jordan


9 posted on 09/22/2010 4:13:47 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: pyx

Chilling.

Also note that Jerry Brown has been a life-long opponent of the death penalty in CA. NOW, he flip-flops and he is now FOR the death penalty.

It is an interesting election year.


10 posted on 09/22/2010 4:16:53 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: nickcarraway

Justice delayed is Justice Denied.


11 posted on 09/22/2010 4:21:09 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Michel12
This poor girl’s rights of course didn’t count...

You took the words right out of my mouth.

12 posted on 09/22/2010 4:32:26 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: nickcarraway
The media got a rare glimpse of the $835,000 facility

You can build a gallows for well under $1000. All the materials are biodegradable and recyclable, and the rope can be reused as well. Come on California, show the world that you are at the forefront of renewable, green technology.

13 posted on 09/22/2010 4:44:06 PM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: BunnySlippers

It’s sad that hanging, the electric chair or the gas chamber aren’t used any longer for executions. Death by lethal injection are just too hospital-like and antiseptic for my liking.


14 posted on 09/22/2010 4:50:34 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: pyx

I wonder why the same reasoning which okayed the starvation death of Terri Schiavo isn’t used with the capital crimes perps? ... It is such an euphoric way to die don’tchaknow!


15 posted on 09/22/2010 4:52:10 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dems, believing they cannot be deceived, it's nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: pyx

I wonder why the same reasoning which okayed the starvation death of Terri Schiavo isn’t used with the capital crimes perps? ... It is such an euphoric way to die don’tchaknow!


16 posted on 09/22/2010 4:52:10 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dems, believing they cannot be deceived, it's nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

I am ok with the swift and certain delivery of justice. But how can the mans civil rights be flatly denied—how can he be executed without access to cable tv in the day prior?

No justice no peace. A pardon is in order and jerry brown is the guy to deliver it. No justice no peace.


17 posted on 09/22/2010 4:59:53 PM PDT by petertare (--. of)
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To: Sergio

I think a guillotine is even cheaper and endlessly reusable. Just sharpen the blade every hundred executions.


18 posted on 09/22/2010 5:17:13 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (Democrat: Someone who supports killing children, but protests executing convicted murderers.)
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To: nickcarraway

If only this (”open for business”) were meaningfully true. I’ve heard that many killers actually hope to receive a death sentence in CA b/c they know the odds are that they will die of natural causes. In the meantime, death row gets them a private prison cell.


19 posted on 09/22/2010 5:19:33 PM PDT by WWRD
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To: mountainlion

$835,000? What’s wrong; don’t they have baseball bats in California?


20 posted on 09/22/2010 5:22:14 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: nickcarraway

About. Bloody. Time.


21 posted on 09/22/2010 5:31:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I’ve said elsewhere that you know it’s a bad year for the Democrats when Jerry and Barbara Boxer are trying to sound Republican.


22 posted on 09/22/2010 6:07:20 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
There's a “judge” reviewing the case right now. My guess is that he'll issue a stay, and it will be at least five years before another inmate is executed in California.

I hope I'm wrong.

23 posted on 09/22/2010 6:49:11 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: DoughtyOne
$835K...I would volunteer a length of rope or a few rifle rounds for much, much less...

30 friggin yrs...

24 posted on 09/22/2010 8:52:05 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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