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State Corrections Officials Plan Construction Of New Death Row Facility

California prison officials plan to begin construction of a new death row facility next to the existing facilty at San Quentin State Prison this fall.

Officials had considered other sites for the $220 million facility, but state law requires that California´s only death row be located at San Quentin.

Opponents of the proposed project say it will have a negative impact on traffic and wildlife, and is a poor use of the area´s waterfront property.

The plan is expected to go before Governor Arnold Schwarzennegger later this month.