California is under court order to drastically reduce the number of inmates in its state prison system. But experts say the challenges facing the country’s largest state prison network are emblematic of larger nationwide problems. We explore short and long term obstacles to addressing prison crowding and safety problems.


  • Sharon Dolovich Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law Center; Professor of Law, University of California Los Angeles
  • Kerry J. Korpi Director of Research and Collective Bargaining Department, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO

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