California’s massive prison system spends nearly $50,000 a year to house each inmate. Californians may be accustomed to outrageous displays of fiscal profligacy, writes Steven Greenhut, but it’s time for them to stopping grinning and bearing it. It’s time for genuine prison reform.
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