Prison living conditions: What's changing?

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California is cutting back on the money it spends on prisons, but how are those cuts being felt by the hundreds of thousands of inmates who live in the state's prison system?

How are living conditions changing? How are inmates adapting to cuts in education, rolling lockdowns, and cuts in family visiting hours?

Most inmates are unable to respond to these questions, so we are turning to the people who work in prisons and who have family members or loved ones behind bars to help us understand this story.

Please share what you know. You can also print out our questions and mail them to an inmate with a stamped envelope. Our return mailing address is below.