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Op-Ed: Reducing numbers in California state prisons crowds county jails

Fresno - The Supreme Court has ordered California to reduce it state prison population from 144,000 to 110,000 next June due to overcrowding. As a result many prisoners are being sent to county jails. These jails too are now often overcrowded.

U.S. Prison Population has Biggest Rise in Six Years

"The United States, which has the most prisoners of any country in the world, last year recorded the largest increase in the number of people in prisons and jails since 2000, the Justice Department reported on Wednesday."

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