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Folsom Prison in photos: Cash, Leary and a brutal life

by | 17th, January 2013

FOLSOM State Prison, California, opened for business in 1880:

Correctional Officer Dave Gauthreaux displays a booth where inmates can be kept securely while they talk with mental health workers at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom, Calif., Friday, March 30, 2007. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has increased mental health services to try to stem a disproportionate number of suicides in administration segregation units. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Actor Joaquin Phoenix walks past cells during a visit with prisoners at Folsom Prison in Folsom, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2005. Phoenix was at the prison for a screening of his film “Walk the Line” in which he plays singer Johnny Cash.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

Inmates are moved through the administrative segregation unit at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom, Calif., Friday, March 30, 2007. Segregation units have had a disproportionate number of suicides in recent years, prompting the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to begin prevention efforts.  

Correctional Officer Max Nelson makes the rounds, every 30 minutes, checking on inmates in the segregation unit for suicide attempts, at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom, Calif., Friday, March 30, 2007. Segregation units have had a disproportionate number of suicides in recent years, prompting the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to begin prevention efforts. 

Medical worker Theresa Wilks keeps a vigil outside an isolation cell containing an inmate who authorities fear might attempt suicide, at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom, Calif., Friday, March 30, 2007. Wilks spends her entire eight-hour shift watching the inmate and cannot be distracted by reading or listening to music and must make an entry into a log every few minutes on the inmates’ activities.

Inmate Donald Jones is seen in his cell at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom, Calif, Friday, August 31, 2007. Under California’s thee-strikes sentencing law, Jones, 42, is serving a sentence of 76 years to life for having a stolen lawnmower and an illegal knife while on parole in 1996. In an effort to slow California’s growing prison population, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers are looking for ways to review the state’s determinate sentencing practices.

Inmates are seen in the exercise yard at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom, Calif, August 31, 2007.

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 10, 2009, Humberto Espinosa, a criminal alien who is serving time for CD and DVD forgery and distribution, is seen in the minimum security unit he lives in at Folsom Prison in Folsom, Calif. 

Country star Johnny Cash, center, is flanked by a bondsman and a US Marshall as he was transferred from El Paso County Jail to the Federal Courthouse Tuesday Oct. 5, 1965. 

Inside entrance and in galleries in bomb shelter at Folsom Prison, California on March 8, 1942.

1930: Guards with machine guns and rifles at the entrance to the Folsom Prison, California in an undated photo. 

Johnny Cash performing for prisoners at Folsom Prison – Jan. 13th 1968

Folsom Prison with Dr. Timothy Leary was filmed in 1973:



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