• Short Summary

    A CAMERA TEAM PAID A VISIT TO THE SAN QUENTIN PRISON IN CALIFORNIA U.S.A. SPECIAL?

  • Description

    1.
    CU SAN QUENTIN
    0.02

    2.
    LV DITTO.
    0.04

    3.
    LV PRISON GATES.
    0.05

    4.
    CU SIGN 'DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS'.
    0.06

    5.
    SV CAR PAST GUARD AT ENTRANCE.
    0.11

    6.
    TGV PRISON BUILDING.
    0.12

    7.
    TV DITTO.
    0.14

    8.
    LV GUARD ACROSS BRIDGE.
    0.16

    9.
    TV PRISONERS PLAY WITH BASKET BALL IN YARD.
    0.18

    10.
    LV.PAN..OBSERVATION POINTS ON TOP OF PRISON BUILDING.
    0.21

    11.
    LV PRISON BUILDING.
    0.23

    12.
    GV.INT..BLOCKS OF CELLS.
    0.26

    13.
    LV INTO CELL.
    0.28

    14.
    SV INTO CELL.
    0.29

    15.
    TGV PRISON WORKSHOP.
    0.31

    16.
    TV PRISONERS AT WORK IN FURNITURE DEPT.,
    0.35

    17.
    LV PRISONERS AT WORK ON CAR BODY.
    0.37

    18.
    SCU PRISONER SANDING BODY.
    0.38

    19.
    SV PRISONER WORKS ON CAR ENGINE.
    0.42

    20.
    LV ANOTHER BLOCK.
    0.43

    21.
    SV CELLS OF DEATH ROW.
    0.47

    22.
    SV INTO CELL.
    0.51

    23.
    LV CELL.
    0.53

    24.
    SV INTO GAS CHAMBER.
    0.56

    25.
    CU.PAN...CARYL CHESSMAN.
    1.01

    26.
    CU SEATS IN GAS CHAMBER.
    1.06

    27.
    CU LEVER.
    1.07

    28.
    GV SAN QUENTIN.
    1.10



    Initials JNT/V/WS/PC JNT/V/WS/GH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A CAMERA TEAM PAID A VISIT TO THE SAN QUENTIN PRISON IN CALIFORNIA U.S.A. SPECIAL AUTHORISATION WAS NEEDED BEFORE THE TEAM COULD ENTER TO FILM EVERYDAY LIFE.

    SECURITY IS THE FIRST DUTY OF THE PRISON ADMINISTRATION - BUT WELFARE AND TRAINING IN TRADES AND OTHER CALLING PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE DAILY ROUTINE. INSIDE THE WALLS THERE IS A REAL LITTLE TOWN - EXCEPT THAT INMATES CAN'T LEAVE IT.

    SOME WILL NEVER LEAVE IT. FOR THEM THE FINAL WALK DOWN "DEATH ROW" TO THE GAS CHAMBER. RAPIST AND MURDERER CARYL CHESSMAN DIED HERE IN 1961 - AFTER NINE COURT APPEALS LASTING TWELVE YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3AAJGS8BF7CFR8KFCPQ9OQGG0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AAJGS8BF7CFR8KFCPQ9OQGG0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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