Warden Louis S. Nelson on preparing San Quentin Prison for Sirhan Sirhan

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KPIX-TV news footage from April 23rd 1969 with reporter Mike Lee featuring an interview with San Quentin state prison warden Louis S. Nelson as he prepares to receive new inmate Sirhan Sirhan onto death row. Sirhan was found guilty of murder in the first degree for shooting Senator Robert F. Kennedy to death on June 6th 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel. Warden Nelson explains how security, feeding and inmate foot traffic will be handled and is also shown drawing a basic floor plan of Sirhan's "relatively austere cell." Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Date
4/23/1969
Format
16mm b&w positive magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Duration
3:00
Identifier
KPIX 38447
Views
552

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