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California's overcrowded prisons

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With over 170,000 inmates California has the most overcrowded prison system in America and now federal judges are forcing lawmakers to alleviate the problem.

It is an issue which could go all the way to the supreme court.

The BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani went to Chino prison in Los Angeles where the overcrowding is so bad that some inmates are housed in a gym.

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