The Cost Of Life In Prison
January 20, 2010 7:56 a.m.
The Supreme Court has rejected California's challenge to reduce its overcrowded prison population. The High Court says the state must follow a federal order to reduce its prison numbers by 40-thousand within two years. Yesterday, we told how overcrowding is taking a toll on old and sick inmates. Now, we look at the cost of spending life in prison. KPBS Producer Wendy Fry joins us with that part of the story.