Jam-Packed
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Overcrowded prisons

Jam-Packed
Inmates relax in a room designed to be a gym at Solano State Prison in Vacaville, California.

Gov. Schwarzenegger is grappling with the escalating crisis in the state’s jam-packed prisons. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Doublebunk cell
Interior of a “doublebunk” cell at Solano State Prison in Vacaville, California. In his decree, the governor said teeming cellblocks had created a health risk and “conditions of extreme peril” for officers, inmates and the public. (Robert Durell / LAT)
A place to sleep
Bryan Combs, at Solano State Prison in Vacaville, works on a drawing atop his triple bunkbed in a room that used to be a gym.

Corrections officials say they will be have no room for new inmates by this summer, raising the prospect that counties -- many of which face severe crowding in their jails -- will have nowhere to send convicted felons. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Exercise
Inmates walk in an outdoor exercise yard at Solano State Prison in Vacaville, California. (Robert Durell / LAT)
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