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 http://www.arrested.com/bail/Ca/San%20Francisco/index.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Prison http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_California_state_prisons

Thanks in advance :)

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