Women Sterilized in California State Prisons

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Forced sterilization is illegal in California, but there's evidence that women inmates in two state prisons were pressured into being sterilized as recently as 2010. Did the operations prevent future health risks or help the state save money? Were they performed against the women's will? Also, LA's budget for summer school cut from $42 million to $1 million, and the last of two original navel orange trees is threatened by insects after 140 years.

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Banner image: California Institution for Women in Corona

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