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TOTAL CORRECTIONS POPULATION (2012, except a 2010, b 2011)
Total Incarcerated, Prison and Jail 216,349
Prison Population 134,211
Jail Population 82,138a
Prison Incarceration Rate (per 100,000) 351
Jail Incarceration Rate (per 100,000) 227a
Probation Population 269,754b
Parole Population 111,063b
Life Sentences (% of Prison Population) 40,362 (N/A)
Life without Parole (% of Prison Population) 4,603 (N/A)
Juveniles Serving Life without Parole 293
GENDER-SPECIFIC IMPRISONMENT (2012)
Males in Prison 128,180
Females in Prison 6,031
RACE/ETHNICITY-SPECIFIC IMPRISONMENT (2005)
White Imprisonment Rate (per 100,000) 460
Black Imprisonment Rate (per 100,000) 2,992
Hispanic Imprisonment Rate (per 100,000) 782
RACIAL/ETHNIC DISPARITY IN INCARCERATION (2005)
Black: White Ratio 6.5:1
Hispanic: White Ratio 1.7:1
JUVENILES IN CUSTODY (2011)
Total Juveniles In Custody 9,810
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100,000) 134
Committed 5,691
Detained 4,065
Diverted 51
FELONY DISENFRANCHISEMENT (2010)
Disenfranchised Population (% of State Population) 278,477 (1.0%)
Disenfranchised African Americans (%) 78,164 (4.1%)
Disenfranchised in Prison and Jail 173,344
Disenfranchised on Parole 105,133
Disenfranchised on Probation Eligible to vote
Disenfranchised Post-Sentence Eligible to vote
STATE CORRECTIONS EXPENDITURES (In Millions) (2012) $9,611

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State Contacts: California


Critical Resistance
1904 Franklin Street, #504 Oakland CA 94612
phone: 510-444-0484
fax: 510-444-2177

http://www.criticalresistance.org


Friends Outside
620 North Aurora Street Stockton CA 95202
phone: (209) 955-0701
fax: (209) 955-0735

http://www.friendsoutside.org


Prison Law Office
San Quentin CA 94964
http://www.prisonlaw.com

Kevin Keenan
ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties
P.O. Box 87131 San Diego CA 92138
phone: (619) 232-2121
fax: (619) 232-0036

http://www.aclusandiego.org

Karen Shain
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
1540 Market Street San Francisco CA 94102
phone: (415) 255-7036
fax: (415) 552-3150

http://www.prisonerswithchildren.org

Abdi Soltani
ACLU of Northern California
39 Drumm Street San Francisco CA 94111
phone: 415-621-2493
fax: 415-255-1478
http://www.aclunc.org

Hector Villagra
ACLU of Sountern California
1313 West Eighth St Los Angeles CA 90026
phone: (213) 977-9500
fax: (213) 977-5297

http://www.aclu-sc.org

Corey Weinstein
California Prison Focus
1904 North Franklin Street, #507 Oakland CA 94612
phone: (510) 836-7222
fax: (510) 836-7333

http://www.prisons.org

Lynne Lyman
Drug Policy Alliance -- California
3470 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 618 Los Angeles CA 90010
phone: (213) 382-6400
fax: (213) 382-6425

http://www.drugpolicy.org