Author Archives: L. Samuel Capers

Voices From The Row

By L. SAMUEL CAPERS Part 2 of a 2-Part interview with Ms. Aida, former Death Row teacher. As you are aware, many convicts come from rough backgrounds – the hood, barrio, etc. Do you understand us because you, too, overcame such conditions, growing up as a child? I did not come from a rough background. […]

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VOICES FROM THE ROW

BY L. SAMUEL CAPERS For many years San Quentin’s Condemned Row prisoners have been labeled as unable to function like those men on the Main Line. Their lockdown program was designed for those whose social skills were not up to par with the mainstream prison population. Death Row, in the eyes of most, is the […]

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A Diamond in a Rough Neighborhood

By L. SAMUEL CAPERS Part 1 of a 2-Part Story Here on Condemned Row we are limited as far as the Program goes. There is one program that until its recent demise was very much alive: the Education Program. Let me introduce one of the most awesome people that I have ever had the honor […]

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Condemned Row Inmates Form Advisory Council

By L. Samuel Capers East Block’s Condemned Row has been a world of its own.  It’s known to house the worst of the worst.  It is a man’s final stop before his ill awaited fate is to be carried out.  But many out on the mainline do not know that there are quite a few […]

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