SAN QUENTIN (CBS SF) — San Quentin’s Death Row is home to some of the state’s most notorious criminals, but the prison may be running out of room for them, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to ask for millions of dollars to pay for more cells.
The governor is asking the State Legislature for $3.2 million to open 97 more cells on death row.READ MORE: Armed Bike Thieves Targeting Cyclists in the East Bay Hills
The last execution at San Quentin was carried out in 2006, before U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel concluded that the procedure had numerous flaws, including inadequate training of staff and a poorly lit, overcrowded and badly designed execution chamber.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa Drop-In Sites End Frustration Among Those Struggling To Find Appointments
California has more than 700 inmates on death row.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Allows For Small Indoor Gatherings Among Fully Vaccinated
The request is part of Brown’s proposed budget.