33 State Prisons
Pelican Bay State Prison , in Crescent City, is a maximum-security prison . About 3,230 of California’s most violent criminals live there – and those who cause problems within prison walls end up in the Security Housing Unit, or SHU.
California has an incarceration rate of 581 per 100,000 people (including prisons , jails , immigration detention, and juvenile justice facilities), meaning that it locks up a higher percentage of its people than many wealthy democracies do .
High Security Institutions California City Correctional Facility . California Correctional Institution . California State Prison, Corcoran . California State Prison , Los Angeles County. California State Prison, Sacramento . High Desert State Prison . Kern Valley State Prison . Pelican Bay State Prison .
In California, prisoners earn between $0.30 and $0.95 an hour before deductions.
Just a two-hour drive from Denver, 376 of the United States ‘ most notorious criminals are held at the country’s only federal supermax prison, the U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility—otherwise known as the ADX .
Top 10 Most Notorious Prisons In The U.S. United States Penitentiary Marion. Location: Marion, Illinois. Rikers Island. Location: Queens, New York. Louisiana State Penitentiary. Location: Angola, Louisiana. Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. Location: Leavenworth, Kansas. Folsom State Prison . Location: Folsom, California. Attica Correctional Facility.
Tennis courts and swimming pools have been removed, as they have from almost all federal prisons , and while there is still a golf course at nearby Eglin Air Force Base, inmates rarely step foot on it — and when they do , it’s to maintain it, never to play it themselves.
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Here are the 10 states with the highest prison rates: Louisiana (719 per 100k) Oklahoma (704 per 100k) Mississippi (619 per 100k) Arkansas (598 per 100k) Arizona (569 per 100k) Texas (553 per 100k) Missouri (532 per 100k) Kentucky (527 per 100k)
When it comes to crime statistics in California prisons , Pelican Bay State Prison is riddled with violent gang crime. Crime against other prisoners , staff and even prosecutors are rampant. San Quentin Prison is one of the most dangerous jails in which to live in the country.