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Live from San Quentin: Poignant photos shine spotlight on inmates' everyday lives in America's oldest prison


Female inmates of San Quentin State Prison and their very fine hats (and one very familiar number). 3/?. Les Mis, anyone?


10 Worst Prisons in the World—5 Are American: San Quentin State Prison, Marin, CA. San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California, is a hotbed of prison gang activity and California's only death row for men. The Black Guerrilla Family was founded there in 1966 and the Aryan Brotherhood in 1967. Gangs are subdivided by race and region. Not being affiliated with a gang is dangerous, according to an MSNBC look inside the prison.