May 4th, 2012

Women's prisons in California and escape from prison

Hey all, I've hit a bit of a blank with my research.

The story I'm working on is set San Francisco, 2004-2005

One of my characters is a suspected serial killer and during the story she escapes from prison. I'm wondering what kind of prison would she be in, what security level would it be, and how easy/difficult would it be for her to plan and subsequently escape.

I have searched: women+prison+california, women+prison+san+francisco, women+prison+security+levels and I have also looked at images (and seen some on documentarys) of US prisons and they look like fortresses, even the low security ones. I've also looked at and read

Thanks in advance :)

*think I got the tags right