3TV takes you to death row at the women’s prison in Goodyear

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by Crystal Cruz

azfamily.com

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Updated Friday, May 3 at 8:00 PM

PHOENIX -- Could you live in a room 12 feet by 7 feet, or call an 86 square foot studio home?

On top of tiny living quarters you would only get to leave your cell for six hours a week.

Those few hours you would be allowed to exercise inside a fenced in pen similar to something at an animal shelter.

3TV took a look inside death row at the Perryville Women's Prison in Goodyear, west of Phoenix.

If prosecutor Juan Martinez gets his way, accused boyfriend killer Jodi Arias will be sent to the prison’s death row.

The 33-year-old would join three other women on the row inside the Lumley unit for death row inmates.

Maximum custody inmates get a toilet, sink, bed and mattress.

They can buy from the commissary hygiene items, two appliances, two books and writing materials.

Death row inmates can't talk to other inmates. They get three showers a week and they eat alone in their cells.

Visitors are allowed, but no touching, and phone calls are limited to ten minutes twice a week.

On average, death row inmates spend 12 years on the row before they're executed.

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