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