Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court ordered the state to address the issue of overcrowding in state prisons. According to Time Magazine, some prisons, like the California Institute of Men in Chino, have been operating at 200% of their capacities. As a result of the overcrowding, prisoners and guards were subjected to exceptionally dangerous conditions.
When you are facing criminal charges, an experienced lawyer can be of great assistance in protecting your rights. The federal and state criminal justice system can be confusing and intimidating. An attorney who understands the law and the criminal defense process can help you evaluate your options and make the right decisions.