As States Close Prisons And Cut Crime, Feds Lag Behind

As States Close Prisons And Cut Crime, Feds Lag Behind

January 31, 2014 | by Laura Sullivan | National Public Radio

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When state prison populations were at their peak, prisons like San Quentin in California used gymnasiums to house inmates in bunks. Now it’s the federal prison system that’s overcrowded. The Bureau of Prisons says it’s 35 to 40 percent over capacity.

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When state prison populations were at their peak, prisons like San Quentin in California used gymnasiums to house inmates in bunks. Now it’s the federal prison system that’s overcrowded. The Bureau of Prisons says it’s 35 to 40 percent over capacity.

Click here to listen.