Striking photos show San Quentin execution chamber being dismantled
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 After Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to suspend the death penalty in California via executive order, the governor's office shared a series of striking photos of the execution chamber at San Quentin — the only place in the state where executions are authorized to occur — being taken apart.
In one of the images, two men carry the chair used to restrain people during lethal injection executions away from the chamber.
As prison staff dismantle the execution chamber at San Quentin today, more than 700 prisoners remain on death row. Among them, some of the most notorious killers in Northern California history. Joe Vasquez reports. (3-13-2019)
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