Sterngold, James
July 2008
Mother Jones;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p48
The article discusses problems facing the prison system in California. A number of class action lawsuits brought against the state prison system in regard to overcrowding and the lack of sanitary conditions are examined. Statistics related to the large number of inmates and detention facilities located in California are provided. The relationship between prison population figures and crime rates is analyzed.


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