Drew Soderborg

California Legislative Analyst's Office

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Senior fiscal and policy analyst in the California Legislative Analyst's Office

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The US Supreme Court has ruled that California's overcrowded prisons constitute cruel and unusual punishment.

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The US Supreme Court has ruled that California's overcrowded prisons constitute cruel and unusual punishment.

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