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No easy fix for California's prison crisis

May 25, 2011 12:34:43 AM- latimes.com
Even if a court order to ease crowding can be met, sentencing laws could fill lockups again, analysts say.

Reporting from Sacramento and Los Angeles -- California's effort to shift tens of thousands of inmates out of its chronically overcrowded prisons to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court order could be undone by the state's tough sentencing laws, persistent recidivism and recurring budget crises, analysts say.


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