California to Release Thousands of Female Prisoners
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.