Inmates wait in the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove in 2012.  Proposition 47, passed in November, reduced six low-level felonies that can carry prison time to misdemeanors. Just three months later, the law is credited for reducing crowding in jails and prisons – helping the state meet a court-ordered population cap a year earlier than scheduled.
Inmates wait in the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove in 2012. Proposition 47, passed in November, reduced six low-level felonies that can carry prison time to misdemeanors. Just three months later, the law is credited for reducing crowding in jails and prisons – helping the state meet a court-ordered population cap a year earlier than scheduled. Renée C. Byer Sacramento Bee file
Inmates wait in the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove in 2012. Proposition 47, passed in November, reduced six low-level felonies that can carry prison time to misdemeanors. Just three months later, the law is credited for reducing crowding in jails and prisons – helping the state meet a court-ordered population cap a year earlier than scheduled. Renée C. Byer Sacramento Bee file

Finally, a movement to roll back the prison industry

February 11, 2015 04:00 PM

UPDATED February 12, 2015 12:00 AM

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