Latest update: 16/10/2009
- California - prisons - USA
California's overcrowded jails
Describing conditions in California's overcrowded jails as "woefully and constitutionally inadequate", a federal panel has ordered the Golden State to reduce its prison population of 170,000 by a quarter.
Our guests today are Donald Specter, director of the California-based Prison Law Office, which offers legal advice to inmates, and Gallagher Fenwick, FRANCE 24's correspondent in Los Angeles.