1.7 out of 10

San Quentin Penitentiary

37.940219206055 -122.490355836483
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
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  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"An Attractive Prison"

This is world famous San Quentin Prison. I think it is what is known as a “super-max.” San Quentin which is currently at more than 150% capacity like most of the California prison system has been the home of many notorious killers and famous folks. It currently houses Scott Peterson and Richard Ramarez (the “Night Stalker”) and has been home to Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan, Merle Haggard and Art Pepper (the jazz great).

Since there is no longer any Alcatraz, this is now the prison of note for San Francisco. San Quentin has a number of programs for the inmates, including a drama program, a summer baseball league and even a college degree program.

It is just on the other side of the Richmond Bridge.
  • Nice Location
  • Good Rehab Programs
  • It Is a Prison

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