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California signs private prison deal to ease overcrowding




Beds are seen at one of the housing units of at the Folsom Women's Facility in Folsom, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.
Beds are seen at one of the housing units of at the Folsom Women's Facility in Folsom, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.
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Governor Brown must meet a court order to decrease California's prison population by the end of the year. As of now he has asked the court for a three-year delay.

But in the meantime, the state signed a contract this week with private prison contractor to deal with overcrowding. Paige St. John of the LA Times joins the show with more.