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Focusing California's Prison System on Correction

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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Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco. Along with covering the daily news of region, Gonzales' reporting has included medical marijuana, gay marriage, drive-by shootings, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, the U.S. Ninth Circuit, the California State Supreme Court and any other legal, political, or social development occurring in Northern California relevant to the rest of the country.