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That is how much the gas chamber

at San Quentin cost

to build


made in Denver

and transported to

the Bay Area


to kill all those people



it’s so efficient,

brags the warden,

works every



he is proud of his $5000,

money well spent


by the people

for other



the shackles of the condemned


shuffling off

to an appointment

they will keep.