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California signs private prison deal to ease overcrowding

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Beds are seen at one of the housing units of at the Folsom Women's Facility in Folsom, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Rich Pedroncelli/AP

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.

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