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Posted: 12/21/2005 1:24:21 AM EDT
Calif. prisons to end race-based policy
Tue Dec 20, 2005

California's prison system will no longer divide inmates by race, a practice in effect for more than 20 years and intended to limit gang violence, a spokeswoman for the system said on Tuesday.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had routinely segregated inmates by race on their arrival at prison, a practice challenged by a prisoner in a federal discrimination lawsuit.

The department has settled the challenge and has agreed to no longer use race as the sole factor in deciding how to house inmates, said department spokeswoman Terry Thornton.

"Prisons have always been desegregated, but had we made housing decisions based on a person's race? Yes," Thornton said. "It's no secret that many instances of gang violence in prison are racially motivated."

California's prison population of nearly 167,000 is 28 percent white, 29 percent black and 37 percent Hispanic. Its gangs include the Aryan Brotherhood and Mexican Mafia, which recruit inmates based on race, Thornton said.

The prison system's change of practice brings it in line with a February U.S. Supreme Court decision banning racial segregation in prisons with the exception of extraordinary conditions.


news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051220/us_nm/rights_prisons_dc
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:29:14 AM EDT
i forsee whitey having a lot of problems in the near future...
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:28:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hipster:

California's prison population of nearly 167,000 is 28 percent white, 29 percent black and 37 percent Hispanic.



and 6 percent... well, we don't know what the hell they are. But we felt it was a good idea to keep them separated anyway.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:33:55 AM EDT
dollars to donnuts you see some real bad results of this and they resind (perhaps quitely) this decision....
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:53:25 AM EDT
hahahaha Kalifornia is fcking stuping
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:09:06 AM EDT
Wow. The idiocy of this is appalling.
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