San Quentin, California: San Quentin Prison Gift Shop (and Museum)

Features a miniature gas chamber, model prison cell, blood-stained noose, and parts of the gallows and "The Dungeon." Prisoner crafts gift shop is outside the East gate.
106 Dolores Way, San Quentin, CA
Inside the East Gate, at the western foot of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Ask gate guard, show ID, no cameras.
Tu and Th, 10-4 (Call to verify)
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San Quentin Handicraft Store. San Quentin Prison Museum

The prison museum has been closed due to budget cuts, but you can visit the gift center where you can buy things made by inmates like knitted slippers or a belt buckle. Odd.

[Kim Wheeler, 09/20/2013]

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