Prison inmates are down, but costs still going up

California’s prison population soared from about 20,000 in 1975 to 162,00 by 2011 and now is at about 129,000 due to a federal court order on overcrowding. But costs haven’t fallen with the decrease in inmates, and taxpayers still spend about as much on prisons as on education.

Spring commencement is tons of fun as Sac State grads get diplomas

Friday marked the first of two days of spring commencement ceremonies at Sacramento State. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Golden 1 Center, where 793 students of the colleges of Education, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, graduated.
Rob Neep, Sacramento State