Folsom Embodies California's Prison Blues

Every once in a while, NPR (a pale shadow of its former self) hits one out of the park.

California's prison system costs $10 billion a year. Its crumbling, overcrowded facilities are home to the highest recidivism rate in the country. And the state that was once was the national model in corrections has become the model every state is now trying to avoid.
Laura Sullivan's report (listen and/or read) is too perfect to slice and dice, and too perfectly poignant not to share.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story .php?storyId=111843426

Tags: 3 strikes, California, drug laws, npr, prison, shameful (all tags)

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