California State Jails
The California State Prison System lies under the control of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). The CDCR is the institution that controls all California related probations, corrections, rehabilitation and the parole systems. The CDCR is further divided into various divisions out of which their Adult Institutions division is solely responsible for the administration of the California State Prison System. The prison of California is one of the biggest in the United States and the most major jail from where all trends originate. The State of California is the major hub of all drugs – related crimes, gangs and immigrant problems which is why the California State Jail remains the center of attention in all legal affairs of the country.
Population in Jail:
The California State Jail is designed to house only 83,000 inmates but the number of inmates has been constantly raising going well above 170,000. On rough estimate it was found out that the design capacity of the California State Jail is housing even more than 200 percent of what its original capacity is. Therefore many prisoners are forced to live in bunk beds that line up the jail’s gymnasiums and other such open day rooms. The system of the California State Jail has a very tense and violent system because the prisoners are identified on the basis of their race and the region to which they belong. This has led to many deadly riots within the prison causing serious problems to the guards.
Within only a few years the growth in the number of prisoners in the California State Jail has raised by an alarming 500% rate. twenty – three new prisons were built in the California State Jail in an attempt to accommodate this fast growing prisoners. The state of California is responsible to fund all the costs of the jail including this extra construction which around 350 million dollars per prison.