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California signs private prison deal to ease overcrowding

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Beds are seen at one of the housing units of at the Folsom Women's Facility in Folsom, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.   The former community correctional facility will reopen next week to house about 400 female inmates as part of a reorganization with the California prison system.   Ceremonies dedicating the facility were held Wednesday followed by tours for  dignitaries and the media.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Beds are seen at one of the housing units of at the Folsom Women's Facility in Folsom, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.

California signed a contract this week with private prison contractor to deal with overcrowding. Paige St. John of the LA Times joins the show with more.

Governor Brown must meet a court order to decrease California's prison population by the end of the year. As of now he has asked the court for a three-year delay.

But in the meantime, the state signed a contract this week with private prison contractor to deal with overcrowding. Paige St. John of the LA Times joins the show with more.

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