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Prison Crisis: Long Sentences, More Prisoners

October 7, 2009 11:06 a.m.

Determinate sentencing, get-tough enhancements to prison sentences and the enactment of California's Three Strikes initiative in 1994 have combined to greatly expand the prison population, advance the age of California's inmates and produce an overcrowded, dangerous system the state can no longer afford.

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