Watch the video above for a deep dive into the politics of California's prisons, featuring interviews with state prison officials, local sheriffs, and former inmates.
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Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Tracy Oppenheimer, Alexis Garcia, William Neff, and Weissmueller. Photography by Todd Krainin. Music by Chris Zabriskie. Approximately 9 minutes.