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Monday, July 28, 2008

"It's like screwing around with the ecosystem"

In California, the prison system is going to start integrating its prison cells -- for years, inmate housing has been segregated along racial lines. An inmate sued, though, getting all the way to the Supreme Court. As part of a settlement, Cali agreed to start throwing cons into the melting pot, the Washington Post reports.

(Slowly, though -- it's only in a few prisons at first.)

I'm curious how this is going to go down. Everything I've ever read says that most prisoners self-segregate because, well, they just plain don't like people from other races. And they tend to get all stabby when pushed together.

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