The Washington Times - April 1, 2009, 06:03AM

California lawmakers are considering selling San Quentin Prison to shore up the state’s budget shortfall, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting.

The 435-acre parcel overlooks San Francisco Bay, and real estate experts say it could reap more than $2 billion.  About half of that amount would be used to build a new prison for San Quentin’s 5,300 inmates.

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The first rule of real estate is location, location, location.  So who had the brght idea of locating a prison on such a sweet plot of land?  Donald Trump?

The fact that new construction would be done on the site of a former prison would be a HUGE selling point — like building a house on an ancient Indian burial ground.

All this time every San Quentin inmate has had a room with a view.  Who knew?

I hear that former inmates sometimes like to return to the prison where they served their sentences.  I hope they include that in the San Quentin real estate brochures.