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Famous Inmates at San Quentin State Prison

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List of Famous Inmates at San Quentin State Prison ranked by fame and notoriety. San Quentin State Prison is a corrections and rehabilitation state prison located in California. In 1969, Johnny Cash played the famous “At San Quentin” concert at the prison. He performed his anti-prison song “San Quentin” twice during the set as it was met with huge cheers and applause.

Who is the most famous inmate at San Quentin State Prison? Manson family leader Charles Manson tops our list. Manson has been transferred to many different prison facilities throughout his sentence. He famously filmed a 1987 interview with the “Today Show” during his time at San Quentin. The full interview footage wasn't seen by audiences until MSNBC aired “The Mind of Manson” in 2007.

Serial killer William Bonin also spent time at San Quentin State Prison. Bonin, known as the Freeway Killer, committed the rape, torture and murder of at least 21 boys and young men. He was executed at San Quentin by lethal injection in 1996. He was the first person to be executed in this manner in the history of California.

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    Charles Milles Manson is an American criminal and musician who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in the California desert in the late 1960s. In 1971 he was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of seven people, actress Sharon Tate and four other people at ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Criminal
    • Credits: Manson Family Movies, Charles Manson Superstar, Old Man, The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter, Murders of Hollywood
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    William George Bonin was an American serial killer and twice-paroled sex offender, who committed the rape, torture and murder of a minimum of 21 boys and young men in a series of killings between 1979 and 1980 in southern California. He is sometimes referred to as "The Freeway Killer", a nickname he ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 49 (1947-1996)
    • Birthplace: Connecticut, United States of America
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    Henry Cowell was an American composer, music theorist, pianist, teacher, publisher, and impresario. His contribution to the world of music was summed up by Virgil Thomson, writing in the early 1950s: Henry Cowell's music covers a wider range in both expression and technique than that of any other living ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 68 (1897-1965)
    • Birthplace: Menlo Park, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Impresario, Pianist, Music Theorist, Author, Composer + 1 more
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    Hans Thomas Reiser is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, and convicted murderer. He is the creator and primary developer of the ReiserFS computer file system, which is contained within the Linux kernel, as well as its attempted successor, Reiser4. In 2004, he founded Namesys, a corporation ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Software Engineer
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    Randy Steven Kraft is an American serial killer known as the "Scorecard Killer" and the "Freeway Killer" who committed the rape, torture, mutilation and murder of a minimum of 16 young men in a series of killings spanning between 1972 and 1983, the majority of which had been committed in California. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
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    Charles Chi-Tat Ng is a Hong Kong serial killer. He is believed to have raped, tortured and murdered between 11 and 25 victims with his accomplice Leonard Lake at Lake's cabin in Calaveras County, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills 150 miles east of San Francisco. After a lengthy dispute between ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
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    Mike Morales is a producer on "The Howard Stern Show."  Morales, nicknamed "High Pitch Mike" because of his high voice, makes regular appearances on the show as himself. Morales acknowledged that he is gay on Stern's show on December 1, 2008. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Radio producer
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    Richard Trenton Chase was an American serial killer who killed six people in a span of a month in Sacramento, California. He was nicknamed "The Vampire of Sacramento" because he drank his victims' blood and cannibalized their remains. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 30 (1950-1980)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
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    Mack Ray Edwards was an American serial killer. He murdered at least six children in Los Angeles County, California between 1953 and 1970. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 53 (1918-1971)
    • Birthplace: Arkansas, United States of America
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    Harvey Murray Glatman was an American serial killer active during the late 1950s. He was known in the media as "The Lonely Hearts Killer." more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 32 (1927-1959)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    Merle Ronald Haggard is an American country and Western song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Oildale, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter + 4 more
    • Credits: Wag the Dog, Centennial, Killers Three, Hillbillys in a Haunted House, The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico + 18 more
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    Charles Earl Bowles, known as Black Bart, was an English-born outlaw noted for the poetic messages he left behind after two of his robberies. Often called Charley by his friends, he was also known as Charles Bolton, C.E. Bolton and Black Bart the Poet. Considered a gentleman bandit with a reputation for ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 59 (1829-1888)
    • Birthplace: Norfolk, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Miner, Soldier
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    Chester Dewayne Turner is a convicted serial killer. On April 30, 2007, he was convicted of the murders of 10 women in Los Angeles, and was also found guilty in the death of the unborn child of one of his victims. He was convicted of 4 additional murders on June 19, 2014. Prosecutors have called Turner ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Warren, Arkansas, United States of America
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    Cary Anthony Stayner is an American serial killer convicted of killing four women in 1999 in Mariposa County near Yosemite, California. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Merced, California, United States of America
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    David Joseph Carpenter, aka the Trailside Killer, is an American serial killer known for stalking and murdering women on hiking trails near San Francisco, California. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
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    William Lester Suff, also known as the Riverside Prostitute Killer and the Lake Elsinore Killer, is an American serial killer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States of America
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    Morris Solomon Jr. is a convicted serial killer now sitting on death row in San Quentin, California. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America
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    Dean Phillip Carter is a convicted spree killer currently housed on San Quentin, California's Death row. He has been convicted of the murder of four women: Susan Knoll, Jillette Mills, Bonnie Guthrie, and Janette Cullins. He was also implicated in the death of Tok Chum Kim. On March 25, 1984 Carter ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Alaska, United States of America
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    Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker and Roy Lewis Norris are two American serial killers and rapists known as the Tool Box Killers, who together committed the kidnap, rape, torture and murder of five teenage girls over a period of five months in southern California in 1979. Described by FBI agent John Douglas as ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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    Wayne Adam Ford is an American serial killer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Petaluma, California, United States of America
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