XII-"Behind Prison Bars: Why Prisoners Keep Coming Back" - Charles Howe - San Francisco Chronicle

XII-"Behind Prison Bars: Why Prisoners Keep Coming Back" - Charles Howe - San Francisco Chronicle

by: Charles Howe | publication date: March 9, 1971 | Publication: San Francisco Chronicle | pages: 14

". . .Robert Thompson, the head of Vacaville's reception center, sees the problem this way: 'These men,' he said of Fred and his comrades, 'have failed at everything they've ever done. They failed in school; at their marriages; at raising their children; in the Armed Forces. And the fact they are here indicates they failed at crime' .  . ."

A second article about Vacaville Medical Facility, the first stop for California convicts, where they undergo extensive psychiatric screening before being placed in a penitentiary.

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