Friday, February 20, 2009

A prison fix-it?

The state of California might have to release some 60,000 inmates to ease overcrowding, per a federal court ruling.

San Joaquin County is searching for operational funding sources for a new county lock-up, since the money to build the new facility is already secured.

Both are serious consequences of prison overpopulation.

In that light, this article dealing with the boom in the United States' prison population might be an interesting read for our lawmakers.

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