Overcrowding in the U S Prison System

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May: A federal judge issues a statement in which he threatens to assume control of the California penal system of health care, citing medical care that is sub-standard and much poorer compared to that of the average.

July: The same judge issues a statement saying that he will appoint an independent supervisor for California's medical facilities.

November: The U.S. Justice Department says in a report that the number of adults in prison in the entire country is on the rise.


January: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation issues a report that allows that 44 prisoners committed suicide during 2005, out of a total population of 164,000. This number rose from 26 in 2004. The previous high was 36 in 2003[continue]

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