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A watchtower rises above the maximum security complex at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif.
July 11, 2013 Thousands of prisoners across the state are expressing solidarity with inmates being held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison in Northern California.
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The number of blacks in prison has fallen, while the number of Latinos and whites behind bars has climbed.
April 26, 2013 The Code Switch team rounds up recent news about race and our prison system, and finds a complicated picture about incarceration.
Inside California's Chino State Prison.
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May 24, 2011 Though the U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a 33,000-inmate reduction, officials already have plans to transfer many nonviolent offenders to county jails. And they have two years to get things done.
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