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San Quentin State Prison (SQ)

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Physical Address:
San Quentin, CA 94964
(415) 454-1460
Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate's Name, CDC #
San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin, CA 94974

Warden Chappell
Kevin Chappell,
Warden




Institution Statistics

San Quentin State Prison was opened in July 1852, and covers  432 acres.  As of Fiscal Year 2012/2013, the following statistics apply:

    Staff: Total Number of Employees is 1832
  • Custodial Employees (Warden, Chief Deputy Warden, Associate Wardens, Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Officers, Counselors):1056
  • Auxiliary/Support Staff/Casuals: 356
  • Medical, Mental Health, and Dental (Physicians, Clinicians, Nurses and Support Staff): 420

    Annual Operating Budget: $164 Million

    Population Numbers and Missions:
    Design Capacity is 3088.


Designed Bedspace & Count

Facility Level
Design Capacity
Count

I
15
11

II
1470
2180

RC
494
1108

Ad-Seg
373
235

Access To Care
52
42*

Condemned
684
684*

Total
3,088
4,260



As of October 20, 2013 *Death Row:
Currently houses 701 Condemned male inmates between the Condemned Units (684 inmates) and the Access to Care Unit (17 inmates)
22 condemned inmates not currently housed at SQ due to Out-to-Court, Out-to-Medical, or housed in the custody of other jurisdictions



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