Prison inmates are "down," but costs still going up

Prison inmates are "down," but costs still going up

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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