Folsom State Prison

4:24pm

Mon November 12, 2012
Cops & Courts

Prison rehab programs on the rise

Inmate Johnny Ames demonstrates his welding skills.
Kyung-Jin Lee

In California, last week’s vote was in many ways a referendum on our criminal justice system. Voters rejected Proposition 34, and so the state’s death penalty will remain in place. But Californians also amended the so-called three strikes law, so that nonviolent offenders are less likely to spend their whole lives in prison. That second vote suggests that voters may be starting to think more about rehabilitation than punishment.  

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