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California to Release Thousands of Female Prisoners

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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

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*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. 

(via leonineantiheroine-deactivated2)