This former child actor, Skylar Deleon, who appeared on the popular kids’ TV series “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” was convicted in October 2008 of three counts of first-degree murder. Deleon, who was sentenced to death in April 2009, later tried to cut off his genitals in prison. He remains on death row at San Quentin State Prison.
A convicted murderer with a 'White Power' tattoo on his forehead has been sentenced to his second life term for killing a fellow inmate to 'avenge' the death of a nine-year-old girl. Frank Souza, 33, who was already set to spend the rest of his life behind bars pleaded guilty to stabbing Edward John Schaefer, 44, in the neck and chest with an improvised knife 10 days after he arrived in San Quentin State Prison in July 2010. The attack was carried out by Souza to avenge Melody Osheroff.
10 Worst Prisons in the World—5 Are American: San Quentin State Prison, Marin, CA. San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California, is a hotbed of prison gang activity and California's only death row for men. The Black Guerrilla Family was founded there in 1966 and the Aryan Brotherhood in 1967. Gangs are subdivided by race and region. Not being affiliated with a gang is dangerous, according to an MSNBC look inside the prison.
Staff at a Kentucky prison are not only complicit in gang activity but earn a cut of the Aryan Brotherhood’s profits in exchange for allowing the white supremacist gang to operate inside the facility, an inmate claims in a new federal lawsuit.
At San Quentin State Prison in California, many inmates have been serving time since before smartphones existed. They can’t use the Internet—but thanks to The Last Mile Works, they’re learning how to build apps and software, as part of a program to help them land jobs once they’re out. More at WIRED.com (📷 Cait Oppermann | @caitoppermann)
Scott Lee Peterson (born October 24, 1972) is an American convicted of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son in Modesto, California, in 2002. Peterson's arrest and subsequent trial received significant American news media coverage until 2005, when he was sentenced to death by lethal injection. He remains on death row in San Quentin State Prison while his case is on appeal to the Supreme Court of California. He maintains his innocence.
Visitors arrive at San Quentin State Prison to see inmates perform in a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at San Quentin State Prison on May 15, 2015 in San Quentin, California. Under the direction of the Marin Shakespeare Company, San Quentin State Prison inmates are performing two Shakespeare plays, Macbeth and Julius Caesar, for inmates and a select audience of outside guests. The inmates have been rehearsing for the past 8 months. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)