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 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  The SHU (Secure Housing Unit).

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  The SHU (Secure Housing Unit).

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Door into the SHU

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Door into the SHU

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison Two CO's escort a prison down one of the SHU's 4 corridors to the area he is housed.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison Two CO's escort a prison down one of the SHU's 4 corridors to the area he is housed.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Sign outside door leading to central guard area and access to cells.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Sign outside door leading to central guard area and access to cells.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Door leading out to central corridor

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Door leading out to central corridor

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Sign-in book in a SHU housing pod control area.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Sign-in book in a SHU housing pod control area.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Canteen catalogue

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Canteen catalogue

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Common area wall in SHU cell pod common area.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Common area wall in SHU cell pod common area.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Examples of kites (messages) written by prisoners.  These were discovered before they were smuggled out.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Examples of kites (messages) written by prisoners.  These were discovered before they were smuggled out.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. Prisoners are handcuffed when not in their cells (there are exceptions like showering and when in the exercise space)

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. Prisoners are handcuffed when not in their cells (there are exceptions like showering and when in the exercise space)

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. Prisoners are handcuffed when not in their cells (there are exceptions like showering and when in the exercise space)

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. Prisoners are handcuffed when not in their cells (there are exceptions like showering and when in the exercise space)

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. Prisoners are handcuffed when not in their cells (there are exceptions like showering and when in the exercise space).  First prisoner interviewed

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. Prisoners are handcuffed when not in their cells (there are exceptions like showering and when in the exercise space).  First prisoner interviewed

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  A SHU cell occupied by two prisoners..  Cell is about 8x10 with no windows.  Bunks are concrete with mattress roles.  When rolled up the bunk serves at a seat and table..  Cones on the wall are home made speakers using ear-phones for the TV or radio.  Speakers are not allowed.  Inmate on left is second interview

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  A SHU cell occupied by two prisoners..  Cell is about 8x10 with no windows.  Bunks are concrete with mattress roles.  When rolled up the bunk serves at a seat and table..  Cones on the wall are home made speakers using ear-phones for the TV or radio.  Speakers are not allowed.  Inmate on left is second interview

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  A SHU cell occupied by two prisoners..  Cell is about 8x10 with no windows.  Bunks are concrete with mattress roles.  When rolled up the bunk serves at a seat and table..  Cones on the wall are home made speakers using ear-phones for the TV or radio.  Speakers are not allowed.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  A SHU cell occupied by two prisoners..  Cell is about 8x10 with no windows.  Bunks are concrete with mattress roles.  When rolled up the bunk serves at a seat and table..  Cones on the wall are home made speakers using ear-phones for the TV or radio.  Speakers are not allowed.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  A SHU cell occupied by two prisoners..  Cell is about 8x10 with no windows.  Bunks are concrete with mattress roles.  When rolled up the bunk serves at a seat and table..  Cones on the wall are home made speakers using ear-phones for the TV or radio.  Speakers are not allowed.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  A SHU cell occupied by two prisoners..  Cell is about 8x10 with no windows.  Bunks are concrete with mattress roles.  When rolled up the bunk serves at a seat and table..  Cones on the wall are home made speakers using ear-phones for the TV or radio.  Speakers are not allowed.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  A SHU cell occupied by two prisoners..  Cell is about 8x10 with no windows.  Bunks are concrete with mattress roles.  When rolled up the bunk serves at a seat and table..  Cones on the wall are home made speakers using ear-phones for the TV or radio.  Speakers are not allowed.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  A SHU cell occupied by two prisoners..  Cell is about 8x10 with no windows.  Bunks are concrete with mattress roles.  When rolled up the bunk serves at a seat and table..  Cones on the wall are home made speakers using ear-phones for the TV or radio.  Speakers are not allowed.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  SHU cell.  A closed network computer offerring some education programs as well as movies and a calendar of such things as meal menu for a prisoner who has "earned" it.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  SHU cell.  A closed network computer offerring some education programs as well as movies and a calendar of such things as meal menu for a prisoner who has "earned" it.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  SHU cell.  A closed network computer offerring some education programs as well as movies and a calendar of such things as meal menu for a prisoner who has "earned" it.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  SHU cell.  A closed network computer offerring some education programs as well as movies and a calendar of such things as meal menu for a prisoner who has "earned" it.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Hall signage.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Hall signage.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  An interior wall seperating the SHU one from the general population yard

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  An interior wall seperating the SHU one from the general population yard

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The yard where prisoners play basketball, do exercise, and experience the open air.  Each race has it's own area

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The yard where prisoners play basketball, do exercise, and experience the open air.  Each race has it's own area

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Signs on buildings bordering the yard

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Signs on buildings bordering the yard

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Signs on buildings bordering the yard

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Signs on buildings bordering the yard

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Prisoners are always searched before coming on the yard and periodically searched when leaving in an attempt to limit communications, weapons and drug exchanges.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  Prisoners are always searched before coming on the yard and periodically searched when leaving in an attempt to limit communications, weapons and drug exchanges.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit common area with drinking fountain and urinal.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit common area with drinking fountain and urinal.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit. Decoration in the window looking into cell from the common area of the unit.  Prisoners are not allowed porn or naked woman.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit. Decoration in the window looking into cell from the common area of the unit.  Prisoners are not allowed porn or naked woman.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit. Prisoner's cell with his belongings.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit. Prisoner's cell with his belongings.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit. Prisoner's cell with his belongings.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit. Prisoner's cell with his belongings.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit. Prisoner's cell with his belongings.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit. Prisoner's cell with his belongings.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit.  Prisoner in his cell.  The tattoos say he was or is a member of the Nortenoes.  14 (one and 4 on his biceps) stand for the 14th letter , N.  The Huegla eagle is a Norteno tat.  the four dots by the eye could be for Mi Vida Loca.  Four date on his left hand could be either Mi Vida Loca or a 4.  Some say the Nortenoes use stars when they have killed someone.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison. The Transitional Housing Unit.  Prisoner in his cell.  The tattoos say he was or is a member of the Nortenoes.  14 (one and 4 on his biceps) stand for the 14th letter , N.  The Huegla eagle is a Norteno tat.  the four dots by the eye could be for Mi Vida Loca.  Four date on his left hand could be either Mi Vida Loca or a 4.  Some say the Nortenoes use stars when they have killed someone.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  The religion room serving 47 different faiths and beliefs.

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  The religion room serving 47 different faiths and beliefs.

 8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  The SHU (Secure Housing Unit).

8 June 2012:  Crescent City, CA.  California State Prison: Pelican Bay Prison.  The SHU (Secure Housing Unit).