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CJ 480 California Corrections System

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, CJ 300, or consent of instructor.

Description: Development of California's correctional system, among the ten largest in the world. Critical junctures, including the introduction of the convict labor system, good time, progressive penology, and the prison building boom.

Units: 3

1. Development of the penitentiary system

2. Development of San Quentin

3. The Building of Folsom and the Reformatory Movement

4. California Corrections at the beginning of the 20th Century

5. Women and the California Prison System

6. Creation of the California Department of Corrections

7. Prison Turmoil in the 1970s

8. Prison Gangs

9. Decline of Rehabilitation and the Conservative Backlash

10. California's Prison Industrial Complex and the Perpetual Crisis

11. Plata/Coleman Lawsuits

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