California Prisons Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"As of 2019, California's prison population was approximately 125,000 inmates."

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"As of 2019, nearly half of California's inmate population was serving time for violent crimes."

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"The California state prison system spent nearly $81,200 per year to house an inmate in 2020."

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"The recidivism rate of prisoners in California was 46.1% in 2020."

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"In 2020, CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) employed more than 58,000 people."

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"Women comprise about 4.5% of the California prison population as of 2020."

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"In the fiscal year 2019–20, California’s state prison system budget was $13.4 billion."

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"California state prisons housed 97,974 inmates in 2020."

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"Approximately 66% of California state prisoners are Hispanic or African American as of 2020."

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"As of 2019, California has the second-highest overcrowding rate in its prisons, at 140.5%."

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