California Forum

California Forum

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.

Exploring who we are in the age of Trump

Inertia DeWitt's exploration of American identity is a featured art piece in Beacon: Sacramento's "America Week" downtown.
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