Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, Calif., is surrounded by razor wire, tall fences and towers staffed by guards with rifles.
Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, Calif., is surrounded by razor wire, tall fences and towers staffed by guards with rifles. Mark Boster MCT
Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, Calif., is surrounded by razor wire, tall fences and towers staffed by guards with rifles. Mark Boster MCT

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