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Corrections: By The Numbers

151,000
Approximate numbers of inmates in California prisons

80,000
Number of inmates California prisons were designed for

40,000
Inmate population reduction mandated by a three judge federal panel

6
Number of parole agents assigned to Phillip Garrido between 1999 and 2009. None noticed that he had Jaycee Dugard captive the entire time.

12,164
Number of California prisoners in drug treatment programs prior to $1.2 billion in cuts to state prisons in most recent budget crisis

2,350
Number of inmates allowed in treatment after cuts go into effect

134%
Growth in marijuana arrest rates in California between 1990 and 2008

74,024
Number of marijuana arrests in California in 2008

62
Percent of these “arrests” where the person was cited for possession but never taken into custody

544
Marijuana arrests per 100,000 people in Inyo County, highest in the state and nearly four times the state average of 161


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