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Condemned Incarcerated person Douglas Clark Dies of Natural Causes

SAN QUENTIN — Douglas Daniel Clark, housed at San Quentin Rehabilitation Center on condemned status since 1983, died Oct. 11, 2023.  He was 75.

At 3:39 p.m., Douglas Daniel Clark was pronounced deceased from natural causes at an outside medical facility. The Marin Coroner’s Office will determine his official cause of death.

Clark was sentenced in Los Angeles County on March 16, 1983, to six consecutive death sentences for six counts of first-degree murder, an eight-month consecutive sentence for mutilation/sexual contact with human remains, and a nine-year consecutive sentence for attempted first-degree murder with a three-year enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury. Clark was also convicted of mayhem; however, that sentence was stayed by the court. Clark was admitted onto death row on March 24, 1983. Clark and his crime partner Carol Bundy are known as the Sunset Strip Killers. Bundy died at Central California Women’s Facility on Dec. 9, 2003.

There are currently 653 condemned persons in CDCR. More information about capital punishment in California can be found here: San Quentin opened in 1852 in Marin County. The institution provides long-term housing for —— minimum- and maximum-custody male incarcerated people and employs approximately —— people. The state has not carried out an execution in 17 years. The last execution was that of Clarence Ray Allen held on Jan. 17, 2006. On March 13, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-09-19 , instituting a moratorium on the death penalty in California in the form of a reprieve for all people sentenced to death. In March 2023, Governor Newsom announced the transformation of San Quentin State Prison into San Quentin Rehabilitation Center.[HT1]

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Contact: CDCR Press Office

For Immedient Release October 12, 2023