The Big House


I live right across the Richmond Bridge from San Quentin, and pass by it every day on my way to school and work. It occupies some prime real estate in Marin County, and is not hidden away from sight like many penitentiaries. There aren’t any large fields surrounding it, it’s just right there, off the road, in your face. There is a mixture of new prisoners there for processing, minimum security workcrew inmate units, parole violator units, general population units and, of course, California’s male death row inmates. There is another thing that San Quentin is famous for, and that’s when Johnny Cash performed there in 1969. Check out this footage. Song lyrics by Shel Silverstein, who also was well known for childrens favorites “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “The Giving Tree“. (Silverstein was also a Marin resident)

“A Boy Named Sue”


About megstar73

I'm a 37 year old living in the East Bay near San Pablo Bay. I have worked as a Gallery Assistant at a small community college and am a medical assistant who has trained as a phlebotomist. I need to find time in my busy schedule as the mother of a very active toddler to study and get my phlebotomist's license. Interests include cheese, exotic beverages (not the alcoholic kind), ethnic food, improving my culinary skills, bacon, reading, music of all genres and combining all of the above together with friends! Last but not least, I love being the mother of a beautiful, sweet darling little girl. How lucky am I?

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