//Prison inmates are “down,” but costs still going up

Prison inmates are “down,” but costs still going up

By |2019-01-09T00:13:00+00:00May 27th, 2018|

Today, CA’s prison population is “down” from its record high of 162,000 to 129,000 people behind bars. While this is a sign of progress, this number is still beyond 6x greater than the incarcerated population of the 1970s.

The current system remains a travesty of justice until WE, AS A COMMUNITY, adequately address the human, social & economic costs of antiquated & failed tough-on-crime policies.

Read the SacBee article by Dan Walters of CalMatters here.

Photo credit: Inmates in the main exercise yard at Folsom State prison in Folsom on Friday, November 17, 2017. Randall Benton

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