McFarland http://kvpr.org en California Begins Sending Inmates to Private Prisons http://kvpr.org/post/california-begins-sending-inmates-private-prisons <p>California is beginning to transfer inmates out of its state prisons. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, the transfers are part of a court-mandated plan to reduce overcrowding in state prisons</p><p>California is sending 2,100 inmates to three private prisons within the state. James Black is with the GEO group, which operates the facilities. He says GEO’s prisons must meet the same standards the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation must meet.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:39:58 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 23653 at http://kvpr.org California Begins Sending Inmates to Private Prisons