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What solutions for California's overcrowded prisons?

By: Sébastien VUAGNAT | Valérie DEFERT
1 min

California has more inmates than any other US state - some 150,000 - and the reincarceration rate is the highest in the country, at 65%. Ordered by Supreme Court judges to reduce the number of inmates by 25%, the governor shifted thousands of criminals from state prisons into county jails. What difference does that make, and what else is being done? Our team in California went to investigate.


Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

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