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Duration: 1 hour

Louis travels to California to spend two weeks in the notorious San Quentin State Prison. Built in 1852, San Quentin is dangerously overcrowded. Louis discovers the prisoners' inner culture, intrigued by its rules and language. He meets David Silva, who is serving 521 years and 11 life sentences and is locked down for 23 hours a day. He meets Deborah and Rob, a transgender couple who live together in the prison. And he meets 'Playboy' Nolan- an ex mobster who is about to be released.

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Mon 7 May 2012 22:00 BBC Two


Louis Theroux
Stuart Cabb
Stuart Cabb


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