Joaquin DiazDeLeon says what happened to him in the youth prison system shouldn't happen to anyone.
Kris Lev-Twombly, of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, said the "solution to overcrowding will never be sending prisoners involuntarily out of state or building new prisons."
HE U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a federal court order requiring California to reduce its prison population by approximately 33,000 within two years.
California is slashing funding for education and health care while billions of dollars in incarceration costs remain untouched.
A strong majority of California voters believe the penalty for possession of a small amount of an illegal drug for personal use should be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor...
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