Back in the Day

Selected Stories From Past Issues of The San Quentin News

July 16, 1971— To celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, a fight card hosting seven title bouts was held in San Quentin’s Skyline Gym.
July 23, 1971— Officer L. G. Davis, 38, was fatally stabbed in Newmiller Hospital (the old San Quentin hospital) during an assault by an unknown number of assailants.
July 23, 1971— An inmate confined to the wired-in area of B section was discovered missing from his cell, triggering an institution-wide count. The inmate was later found hiding in the cell of another inmate on the same tier.
July 23, 1971— A handball team comprised of players from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps defeated San Quentin’s top handball players, 11-5.


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