California State Prisons Chief Steps Down In California, the head of the state's prison system resigns amid turmoil. Rockerick Q. Hickman was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He says he wasn't getting the support he needed to reform the crowded system. Some prison facilities have been on lockdown because of racially motivated riots.
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In California, the head of the state's prison system resigns amid turmoil. Rockerick Q. Hickman was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He says he wasn't getting the support he needed to reform the crowded system. Some prison facilities have been on lockdown because of racially motivated riots. Judy Campbell of member station KQED talks with Melissa Block.