Once upon a time, the Golden State was a pioneer, a role model in prison rehabilitation for the rest of the nation. The prison population was stable for many years and the recidivism rate was relatively low. Now almost 40 years later, California's prisons are in deep crisis—what went so terribly wrong?
Download the audio documentary or read the transcript.
Discuss the prison crisis with groups of friends, colleagues, concerned citizens, or students with the help of our study guide.