Dan Walters

March 12, 2016 8:00 AM

Dan Walters: California prisoner count drops, spending increases

Under court pressure, prison population has dropped sharply

State has dropped from 166,000 to 129,000

However, prison spending has continued to climb

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee

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