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Judges Consider Cap on California Prison Population

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Judges Consider Cap on California Prison Population

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Judges Consider Cap on California Prison Population

Judges Consider Cap on California Prison Population

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Federal judges who say the conditions in California's prisons are unconstitutional are considering a move to cap the number of inmates in the state. Pat Nolan, a former legislator in California and for 26 months an inmate in a California prison, talks with Madeleine Brand. Nolan is now the vice president of Prison Fellowship, which works with churches to minister to prisoners and ex-prisoners. Brand also talks to former inmates Keith Butler and Marilyn Austin-Smith about what it's like in California prisons.

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