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Old 04-20-2008, 07:17 PM
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Default Lawmakers should get real on prison crowding-editorial

Lawmakers should get real on prison crowding
Sunday, April 20, 2008

Consulting teams have estimated that the state already is short between 3,224 and 3,500 beds for housing chronically ill, physically impaired prisoners. And if lawmakers do nothing to change sentencing practices, that increases by roughly 230 beds a year. By 2017, the continued aging of the population will require between 4,970 and 5,750 beds for inmates with long-term care needs. Dealing with the one in six prisoners who are severely mentally ill adds another 4,292 beds.
Currently, the prison system has only 800 in-house medical beds distributed across the state's 33 prisons. These, however, are for short-term care only. The prison system has no beds for those with chronic conditions or ongoing physical needs.
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/873899.html

Please post under this article! As always, there are a few very misinformed people that think building more beds, and locking up more people, is the way to go.
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Please post under this article! As always, there are a few very misinformed people that think building more beds, and locking up more people, is the way to go.
The SacBee has quite a few "rabble rousers" who constantly post to anything regarding prisons. I try to post to "correct" their ignorance on a regular basis and hope everyone else will too.

The only way to stop the roller coaster spiral into bankruptcy that California is on is to EDUCATE the public!!!!
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There are a lot of CO's who post all the time to prison-related articles in the Sacbee. I'm sure you can pick them out.
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