VA-"Behind Prison Bars: The Prison Clientele is Tougher"

VA-"Behind Prison Bars: The Prison Clientele is Tougher"

by: Charles Howe | publication date: March 1, 1971 | Publication: San Francisco Chronicle | pages: A13

". . .'You know,' a correctional officer told me as we sat around the squad-room of a California prison, 'the trouble with these joints is that we're getting too many bad guys coming to them these days.' During The Chronicle's study of California's penal system, dozens of custodial officials said the same thing: more violent men are coming to prison lately. 'They aren't tougher than they were 30 years ago,' Warden Walter Craven of Folsom said. 'It's just that there are more tough guys around' . . ."

An article highlighting the increase of violent offenders in California's corrections system.

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