Sirhan Sirhan arrives at San Quentin

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KPIX-TV news footage from May 23rd 1969 with Rollin Post featuring a report on how Sirhan Sirhan - the convicted murderer of Senator Robert F. Kennedy - has just arrived at San Quentin state prison and been placed into cell 33 of it's South Side Condemned Unit 1 (aka death row). Sirhan was moved in secret from the Los Angeles Hall of Justice up to San Quentin between 3:00am and 5:20am by way of a state airplane, flown from Van Nuys Airport to Hamilton Air Force Base. Sirhan's prison number was B-21014 and he had an empty, locked cell on either side of his cell. Includes interviews with chief of security Don Webber who describes Sirhan's demeanour as being alert but displaying a lack of emotion and with associate warden Jim Park, who explains the attitude of the other 77 inmates on death row towards Sirhan. Park also emphasizes with regard to inmate Sirhan's security that: "Our concern is not from the men on the row so much or men in general. Our concern is just the stray nut that may come by and want to do harm to him."  Also includes color shots of prison guards moving around inside San Quentin's death row complex and of cell 33 itself. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

16mm b&w and color positive magnetic sound film
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mp4 file
local newsfilm
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KPIX 38697

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