Prison officials in California are preparing to release thousands of female inmates who have children to finish their sentences from home. The state faces a court-imposed order to make room in its overcrowded prison system. The release would apply to mothers convicted of nonviolent, non-sexual crimes with two or less years left on their sentence. Officials say the decision would apply to more than 4,000 of the 9,500 female inmates behind bars
*PRISONS AS THEY FUNCTION IN THE USA TODAY, SHOULD BE ABOLISHED*
the mass-incarceration of poor people of color in order to exploit their labor, disenfranchise and destroy communities.