May 24th, 2011

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On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered California to reduce overcrowding in its prisons. So just how bad is it? California’s 33 state prisons are designed to hold a total of 80,000 inmates. As of Monday, they held 143,435 inmates, nearly 180 percent of their intended capacity, resulting in one preventable death every week. Prison overcrowding has been a problem in California for decades.

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Infographic: Just How Crowded Are California’s Prisons? - Politics - GOOD

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