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Statistics About The Most Dangerous Prison In California

The most dangerous prison in California has a high rate of violent incidents, with assaults, gang-related activities, and drug trafficking being prevalent.

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"California has a prison population of approximately 116,100 inmates as of 2020."

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"Pelican Bay State Prison's Secure Housing Units (SHU) houses most of the state's maximum-security inmates."

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"The rate of incarceration in California is 331 per 100,000 people, higher than national average."

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"Approximately 32% of inmates in California prisons are serving life sentences."

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"San Quentin State Prison, another dangerous prison, is California's oldest prison, established in 1852."

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"In 2020, there were 3,628 reported cases of inmate-on-inmate violence in California."

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"In 2019, California prison system experienced 150 suicides, a suicide rate of 24 per 100,000 inmates."

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"As of 2019, approximately 79% of the inmates in California prisons are of racial or ethnic minority backgrounds."

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"In 2021, around 17% of the prison population in California has tested positive for COVID-19."

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"At least 216 inmates and 26 staff members in California prisons died of COVID-19 between March 2020 and March 2021."

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"There were 5,618 reported inmate-on-staff assaults in the year 2020 in California’s prisons."

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"Approximately 81% of the prisoners housed in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) are High School/GED graduates."

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"On average, California spends about $81,000 per year to house an inmate."

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"Approximately 58% of California’s prison population was convicted of a violent offense."

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"The Pelican Bay State Prison's SHU is designed to keep California’s known gang members from other inmates."

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"There were 111 reported instances of force used by staff on inmates in California prisons in 2020."

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"Approximately 6.5% of California prison inmates are women."

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"Over half of the inmates in California's prisons are aged 40 or older."

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"There are 35 adult correctional facilities under the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)."

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