Focusing California’s Prison System on Correction

By Richard Gonzales | January 18, 2005
NPR Morning Edition

Jeanne Woodford, head of California’s prisons, has a new challenge — trying to fix the nation’s largest and perhaps most troubled state prison system. She’s spent her entire career working her way up through the ranks, from guard to warden.

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Attribution: This originally appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition on January 18, 2005. Read Story

Please note that the Prison University Project became Mount Tamalpais College in September 2020.

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