California will soon become the first state to provide sex reassignment surgery for a transgendered prison inmate. But the state hopes to avoid paying for the surgery in a second case by granting that inmate parole -- just days before a scheduled court hearing this week. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
Of the more than nine-thousand firefighters battling wildfires across California right now, roughly 40 percent are inmates who participate in fire camps. There's been some fear that the reduction in the state's prison population might lead to a shortage of firefighters. So far, that fear has not played out. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
We could send kids to the finest colleges in the country for what it costs California taxpayers to lock up kids in juvenile detention facilities. That's the gist of a new study, as Capitol Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.