"A Little San Quentin" - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco Chronicle

"A Little San Quentin" - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco Chronicle

S.F. County Jail Is Too Much Like A Penitentiary

by: Pierre Salinger | publication date: February 6, 1953 | Publication: San Francisco Chronicle | pages: 1

". . .Last week, with Sheriff Dan Gallagher, I visited the county jail west of the Skyline boulevard in San Bruno. As we walked through the massive, clean establishment, he told me: 'This is a fine plant. But if we had it all to do over again, I think we would build it a lot differently ... a lot differently' . . ."

In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, Chronicle reporter Salinger visits another San Francisco county jail in San Bruno that is designed in a similar manner to the state's stark and sprawling maximum-security penitentiaries.

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