Some Jailed CA Inmates Without Rehab Would Rather Be in Prison


Some California inmates who are in jail instead of prison under the state’s prisoner “realignment” plan tell the Center for Investigative Reporting they’d rather be in prison because there may be no rehabilitation opportunities in jail.

I would prefer to go to prison,” says one unidentified inmate in Fresno’s jail “There's no programs here. There's no, there's no schools, there's no education, there's no jobs. I mean, we go to the yard. This yard is once a week every Monday for an hour; that's it.’ Another inmate says “They gotta start worrying about, like, the rehabilitation for us. You know what I mean? Like, what are they gonna do to help us out? What are you gonna do to help him out with his drug problem? What are they going to do to help out with his anger problems?”

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