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  Folsom State Prison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
FSP is located in Represa, California, near the City of Folsom in Sacramento County, 20 miles (32 km) from the state capital of Sacramento, California, USA.
Folsom Prison was made famous by country music singer Johnny Cash, who narrated a fictional account of an outlaw's incarceration in his song "Folsom Prison Blues" (1956), and performed a live concert at Folsom Prison in 1968, opening the show with the eponymous track.
FSP has been the location of a number of feature films, including Riot in Cell Block 11, American Me, and Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison, which was the inspiration for Cash's song.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Folsom_State_Prison   (738 words)

  
 Folsom, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park preserves a powerplant built in 1896 that harnessed the waters of the American River to provide electricity to Sacramento.
Folsom State Prison is the second-oldest in California.
Folsom is the terminus of the Gold Line of Sacramento Regional Transit District's light rail service.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Folsom,_California   (478 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Folsom State Prison
The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.
Folsom Prison Blues is an American country music song written by Johnny Cash in the early 1950s and originally recorded with his trio in 1956 for the Sun Records label.
FOLSOM – Deep inside the granite walls of storied Folsom State Prison, a group of hoodlums and killers stare at 20-year-old Kenna Schupbach.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Folsom-State-Prison   (1357 words)

  
 Sacramento County
State's use." The monetary value of the stone statistics begins for the year 1896 with $12,018 and builds up to $284,127 for the year 1915.
"The exposure of granite on the prison lands is at the southeasterly end of the granite formation that extends in a northwest course form the northeast corner of Sacramento County to Rocklin, in Placer County.
Granite Quarry at Folsom State Prison, Represa, Sacramento.
www.cagenweb.com /quarries/states/ca/quarry_photo/ca-sacramento_photos.html   (3024 words)

  
 Station Information - Folsom State Prison
FSP is located near the City of Folsom in Sacramento County, 20 miles from the state capital of Sacramento, California.
Folsom Prison was made famous by country music singer Johnny Cash, who performed a live concert at Folsom Prison in 1968 and narrated a fictional account of an outlaw's incarceration in his song Folsom Prison Blues.
Contrary to popular belief, Cash was never incarcerated in any state or federal penitentiary, but he did spend an occasional night in jail.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/folsom_state_prison.html   (316 words)

  
 Sacramento Grand Jury - 1998-1999 Final Report
California State Prison, Sacramento is located on approximately 1,200 acres in the eastern portion of Sacramento County within the City of Folsom.
California State Prison, Sacramento was designed for a capacity of 1,536 inmates to be housed in its three semi-autonomous Level IV (maximum security) facilities and 192 inmates in its Level I (minimum security) facility.
Prison officials explained to the Grand Jury that the prison is comprised of three similar but separate self-contained facilities.
www.sacgrandjury.org /reports/98-99/gjury98-99-08.asp   (881 words)

  
 At Folsom Prison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At Folsom Prison is a live album by Johnny Cash, recorded on January 13, 1968 at Folsom State Prison.
Throughout the album Cash seems to empathize with the plight of the prisoners, and the inmates for their part seem to have a great deal of respect for Cash and his works.
On the original LP release, the song order was changed and several songs were cut, probably for space reasons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/At_Folsom_Prison   (335 words)

  
 Old Town Inn-Folsom : Links & History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Folsom Lake, the larger of the area's two lakes, is formed behind Folsom Dam and has 120 miles of shoreline.
Folsom State Prison is one of the State's best known prison industries.
Sponsored by the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, plenty of action is on hand at the Dan Russell Rodeo arena, including barrel racing, calf roping, bull and bronc riding, and children's mutton busting.
www.oldtowninnfolsom.com /links.html   (1647 words)

  
 After the Riot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
With a prison population of 2.4 million, the United States is an industrialized world leader in incarcerations and will continue to be because prisons are great industries in our present world which generate jobs, tons of jobs, and also a big investment that politicians don't want to lose.
Prisoners are having more consciousness of this legal slavery that they are being force to confront, in many cases, most of their lives.
No human rights committee went to Folsom prison to check and see what has been happening inside and what could be the destiny of allthe men inside B facility.
www.prisonwall.org /folsom.htm   (1873 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Prisons tour offers students critical look at justice system
In his State of the State address last month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promised to overhaul California's network of lockups, the largest state prison system in the nation.
They've never been inside a state prison and here they are, flanked by Sutton and several correctional officers, stepping into this fortress by the sea.
Prison officials order inmates to their cells and the students are rushed out.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/metro/20050207-9999-1n7prisons.html   (1336 words)

  
 State prisons overseer is fired / Governor ousts Chen days before Senate hearings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sacramento -- A state investigator who wrote a report condemning the way Folsom State Prison officials handled a riot in 2002 has been fired by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger days before the deputy was to testify at state Senate hearings on California's troubled Department of Corrections.
John Chen, who was chief deputy director of the state agency that acts as an independent watchdog over the penal system, was given less than eight hours to pack his belongings and get out of his office Friday.
They are expected to call more than a dozen witnesses today to discuss various breakdowns in oversight of state prisons, and they say there are too many internal pressures within corrections to allow a watchdog unit to be effective.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/01/20/MNGO54DC1T1.DTL   (774 words)

  
 Central Valley Chronicles | Folsom Prison Museum
With its heavily guarded walls and monstrous size, Folsom Prison is the last place you might think of visiting - But not for John Fratis and Gordon Henry.
Jennifer Fischer interviews the duo, which have been friends for 70 years and volunteer their time at the Folsom Prison Museum.
Folsom Prison houses medium-security inmates, but when it was built in 1878, it was one of the nation's first maximum-security prisons.
www.centralvalleychronicles.net /then_now/700/722folsomprison.htm   (212 words)

  
 United State Prison -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Since 1990, the State prison population nearly doubled, increasing from 708,393 in...
prison administrators as a matter of federal law now vary depending upon the state of incarceration.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A Visit to Valley State Prison for Women Preface The following is a report on a short visit made to the Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW), in California on November 17th and 18th 1998.
united.facdt.com /index.php?k=united-state-prison   (1233 words)

  
 abc7news.com: Terror Probe Centered At Folsom Prison
Prison officials had very little to say about the probe because it's being handled at the federal level.
Today state prison officials did admit they were aware of the group linked to the L.A. terror plot and its existence at the new Folsom State Prison.
Prison guards say Islamic gangs are relatively small in size, compared to other prison gangs, but inmates sign up because they're vulnerable.
abclocal.go.com /kgo/story?section=politics&id=3359563   (571 words)

  
 Eastern State Penitentiary :: Prison Museum Links
The prison, whose upper section was built in 1817 and lower section in 1853, became the headquarters of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society in 1930.
The prison was built on the castle green enclosure in 1787 and enlarged by the Victorians.
It was used to house prisoners during the American Revolution, and in 1790 became the state prison.
www.easternstate.org /links/prison-museum.html   (5395 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State -- Prison official accused of skirting law with inmate relationships
SACRAMENTO – An associate warden accused of failing to prevent a Folsom State Prison riot had previously befriended members of the inmate faction that started the melee, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Bunnell, who was an associate warden at Folsom during an April 2002 riot, has been accused of failing to stop the fights that injured 24 inmates and one guard.
Tewksbury was a convicted murderer and had been identified by authorities as an associate of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, aligned with the same gang of prisoners that later instigated the Folsom riot.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20040523-1831-ca-troubledprisonofficial.html   (621 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Phoenix retraces Cash's footsteps to Folsom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Joaquin Phoenix, whose portrayal of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line has made him an early Oscar front-runner, returned Tuesday to the scene of one of the musician's most famous concerts — Folsom State Prison.
Cash's Jan. 13, 1968, performance in a prison yard cemented his image as working-class hero and became a popular live album.
The event was organized by Prison Fellowship, a group that runs Bible studies and other educational programs in prisons.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2006-01-03-phoenix-folsom_x.htm?POE=LIFISVA   (398 words)

  
 Angry Bear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It had my son's name and his prison number (C-35888.) The front view shows a hole in his chest with an arrow pointing to the hole and the words "entry wound." On his upper left bicep is a hole with the arrow pointing to the hole and the words "exit wound".
The spokeswoman for the prison, Lt. Cammie Voss, changed her original story of my son being observed trying to stab another inmate (no knives were found on the yard and no one got stabbed).
The FBI agents stated that they went to the prison and spoke to my son's killer, the guard Guerrero, who told them that he shot my son in his left shoulder.
www.thepacc.org /Nieto.html   (1673 words)

  
 Folsom Prison Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Folsom Prison Museum offers a look at torturous prison conditions in decades after the California Gold Rush populated the Sierra Nevada foothills that start here, 20 miles east of Sacramento.
The prison museum is the only one operating in California, and the one of few in the nation, though San Quentin plans to reopen its museum shortly.
Folsom State Prison, California, 23 miles outside Sacramento.
www.stevenmenke.com /FolsomPrisonMuseum.htm   (1556 words)

  
 Joaquin Booked at Folsom State - Dec 22, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Golden Globe nominee is set to attend a screening of Walk the Line at Folsom State Prison on Jan. 3, nearly four decades after Johnny Cash's infamous concert at the penitentiary.
The viewing was set up by the California Prison Fellowship, which partners with churches across the country to minister to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families.
The ensuing live record, Johnny Cash at Folsom State Prison, was a huge hit for the late singer, and marked a pivotal moment in his career.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,18021,00.html?tnews   (510 words)

  
 Counterterrorism Probe Targets Folsom Prison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Investigators from the FBI and the state's Department of Homeland Security are investigating a possible terrorist cell at New Folsom State Prison that reportedly was planning attacks on military and Jewish targets in Los Angeles on the fourth anniversary of September 11.
Washington was released from prison last year and came under scrutiny when he and an accomplice, 21-year-old Gregory Vernon Patterson, were caught in a series of gas stations robberies they allegedly carried out to raise money for the attacks, officials said.
The FBI, Homeland Security investigators and prison officials are reportedly looking into allegations the attack plot originated with two inmates at Folsom, Peter Martinez and Kevin Lamar James.
www.news10.net /storyfull1.asp?id=12638   (335 words)

  
 abc7news.com: Terror Plot Hatched In California Prison
The plot, which called for dozens of casualties as part of a holy war against the United States, was foiled after Levar Washington, a former inmate at the Folsom Prison, and his accomplice were arrested for a string of gas station robberies.
Washington had entered prison a convicted thief and left as a militant fl Muslim who had sworn allegiance to a violent jihad, according to law enforcement authorities.
The FBI says a former prisoner at New Folsom State Prison in Sacramento, Calif., started to plan attacks on synagogues and a military recruiting center in Santa Monica, Calif.
abclocal.go.com /kgo/story?section=state&id=3356111   (538 words)

  
 FilmStew.com • Line Walks to Folsom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Folsom Prison scene in Walk the Line was not actually filmed at the prison, as helmer James Mangold had to build his own Folsom in downtown Memphis, where filming on Walk the Line took place.
The Folsom Prison Fellowship, founded in 1976 by former Nixon administration attorney Chuck Colson, hopes the film will inspire prisoners and illustrate that it is never too late to turn one's life around.
The mission of the Fellowship is to team with churches in the area to preach to prisoners, released prisoners and their families.
www.filmstew.com /Content/Article.asp?ContentID=13012   (556 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State -- Life sentence in New Folsom prison stabbing
One of the guards was stripped of his stab-resistant vest during the March 22, 2004, assault, and stabbed twice in the back.
Gonzalez and other guards had not been issued the hundreds of stab-resistant vests that were sitting in a prison warehouse, prompting criticism and promises of investigations.
Ormsby was serving sentences for murder and kidnapping at California State Prison-Sacramento, popularly known as "New Folsom," when he used a 5 1/2-inch homemade knife to attack the two guards who were escorting inmates to shower.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20050124-1625-ca-guardstabbing.html   (240 words)

  
 State Corrections Chief Dismisses Folsom Prison Warden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Amid allegations that she mishandled a prison riot, Diana Butler was removed from her position as warden of Folsom State Prison on Thursday.
Butler's removal was state Department of Corrections Director Edward S. Alameida's last action before announcing his own plans to resign.
The report found that Butler had engaged in a number of actions that were construed by prison staff members as a cover-up, including the alteration of surveillance videotapes.
www.news10.net /storyfull.asp?id=5963   (233 words)

  
 FOLSOM STATE PRISON / Man who plotted attack on school hangs himself
Prison officials could not be reached to comment Friday evening.
DeGuzman was convicted in 2002 on 108 counts stemming from a raid of the home he shared with his parents, in which authorities found an arsenal of guns and homemade bombs, along with vivid descriptions of how he intended to attack the college and gun down students and staff.
Earlier this year, however, a state appeals court ruled that the judge had misinterpreted the law and reinstated all the convictions.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/08/07/BAGI084GUQ1.DTL   (351 words)

  
 California State Archives-Photograph Collections-California Department of Corrections
Identification photographs of inmates may depict individuals in both street clothes and later in prison garb with heads shaved.
Other information included: name, crime, prison identification number, county sent from, age, birthplace, sentence and other notes.
Identification photographs of male and female inmates may depict individuals in both street clothes and later in prison garb with heads shaved.
www.ss.ca.gov /archives/level3_phguide5.html   (220 words)

  
 Folsom Prison - MyFolsom.Com
In the 1860's, the Livermore family decided the American River at Folsom was an ideal location for development of water-generated power to operate a sawmill and other industrial plants.
Unfortunately for them, the prison labor was not available to complete the dam until Folsom prison was established in 1880.
The site for Folsom prison was chosen not only because of the availability of the land, but also because of the close proximity to the American River for hydro energy and the abundance of good quality granite nearby which could be excavated for the prison site.
www.myfolsom.com /folsomprison.shtml   (346 words)

  
 Joaquin Cashes In at Folsom - Jan 04, 2006 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Golden Globe-nominated actor hosted a screening of the film for 50-some inmates at California's Folsom State Prison Tuesday, capped by a live performance of some of the Man in Black's greatest hits.
Phoenix, meanwhile, played several acoustic songs in the prison's Greystone Chapel, including "Folsom Prison Blues," accompanied by costar and musician Shooter Jennings, who played his father, Waylon Jennings, in the film.
Prior to the screening and brief performance, Phoenix toured the prison and, after a request from the warden, pledged a donation to fix the facility's ailing chapel.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,18074,00.html?fdnews   (444 words)

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