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Working Salary in Prison

When the state prison system is being cheap, it inadvertently encourages inmates to keep on stealing to make ends meet. This is the wrong direction for rehabilitating inmates. No wonder the recidivism rates for non-lifer inmates in California are still very high.

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Interview: Living with COVID in Prison

In early March, I spoke with Isaih Tautalatasi about living through the pandemic inside prison. Tautalatasi, who is a youth offender, has been living in prison for the past decade, serving a 13-year sentence for a carjacking he committed at 17. This past year he contracted COVID-19. He reflected on the fear of getting the virus, living with it and what can be done to prevent it.