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California prisons careening closer to cliff

For a minute there, it looked like California’s prisons were on the verge of positive reforms. But the current situation in the state’s massive prison system — one of the largest in the world — is far from encouraging. It’s been a kaleidoscope of bad news lately.  Full Article

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Wow, this is a very disturbing article. I spent a bit of time secondary to this offense 18-19 years ago. Prior to that, I had never had any legal issues and none since then as well. To say the least, I’m very educated (MBA) and open minded. I was honestly shocked and rather disturbed by some of the things I saw in LA County Jail. I saw people pushed, harassed, talked to disturbingly and a variety of other things from the Sheriffs Deputies. I can only imagine how those facing life or doing life in prison must feel? Furthermore, I… Read more »

The problem is private, for profit prisons and their lobbying for tougher sentencing guidelines. They have profits and shareholders to take care of. The public interest…not so much.

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