CALI Prison System

San Quentin State Prison:

Population 5967 Capacity  3317                                                      

San Quentin State Prison

The prison/incarceration system has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I often wonder what it would be like to work in the prison library. Rewarding or super crazy or both? crowded 

 

Anyway…some interesting items found on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation CDCR web page.  In essence our prison system is a fucking shame.

 The state prison population has grown three times faster than the general adult population since 1990 and at year-end 2005 stood at 167,698. African Americans have the highest incarceration rates of any group (5,125 per 100,000 adults in the population for men and 346 per 100,000 for women, compared to 1,159 and 62, respectively, for all adults), although Latinos now constitute the largest ethnic group in the prison system, at 38 percent of the total.

There are 33 adult prisons, 13 adult community correctional facilities, and eight juvenile facilities in California that house more than 165,000 adult offenders and nearly 3,200 juvenile offenders. In addition, there are more than 148,000 adult parolees and 3,800 juvenile parolees supervised by the CDCR”.

There is also this fascinating approach to our over bulging prison population system: Housing Inmates Out-of-State

Out of State Population

Florence Correctional Facility:                    866 prisoners housed

North Fork Correctional Facility:                 611

Red Rock Correctional Center:                   300

Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility: 1,682

West Tennessee Dentention Facility:         77

Total Inmates Transferred:                      3,536

Another alternative to shipping our incarcerated human cattle out could be found in CA “community college system” where job skill and training and knowledge can be empowered, instilled and ingrained.

 The California Community Colleges is the largest higher educational system in the nation comprised of 72 districts and 109 colleges with more than 2.5 million students per year.

 

I found all this info on:

http://www.insideprison.com/

http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/index.html

http://www.cccco.edu/Home/tabid/189/Default.aspx

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