Scott Peterson, who received a death sentence for the murder of his 8-months-pregnant wife Lacy Peterson, reportedly has it easy at San Quentin State Penitentiary in California.

Scott Peterson On Death Row

Nancy Mulane, author of Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption, visited San Quentin recently and was taken aback by the youthful Peterson shooting some hoops with other men.

“I saw this quite, I would have to say, buff-looking young man with his shirt off,” Mulane told Geraldo Rivera in an interview. “And he was playing basketball. He looked like you were watching some college athletes out on a neighborhood court play basketball.”

What’s more, according to Mulane, Peterson resides in a single cell within an exclusive part of the prison.

“You’ve been around a lot of prisons,” Rivera pointed out to Mulane, adding, “It sounds to me like what you describe is the cushiest environment that you’ve seen.”

Not denying Rivera’s assertion, Mulane stated that many death row prisoners in California are in their cells 23 or 24 hours a day and don’t have the benefit of getting outside and enjoying sports with other prisoners.

“They are not having the life Scott Peterson is having,” Mulane said. “Scott Peterson has an exclusive life inside San Quentin.”

Peterson was convicted of the 2002 murder of Laci and their unborn son in 2004. The following year he was sentenced to death. Over the last decade, he has maintained his innocence.