Jailed California Mule Creek. (Stringer USA / Reuters)

 

Prisoner Jay Young trains dogs in prison, John Moran in Cranston. (Brian Snyder / Reuters)

 

Inmate Edward Parent coaches Chuck Labrador as part of NEADS ‘Prison Pup in prison in Cranston, John Moran. (Brian Snyder / Reuters)

 

Typical prison cell in the prison in Lynwood, California. (Reuters)

 

Patient-prisoner in his cell at the California medical facility in Vacaville. (Robert Galbraith / Reuters)

 

Patients prisoners gathered in the hallway at the California medical facility in Vacaville. (Robert Galbraith / Reuters)

 

Patients are prisoners in their cells at the California medical facility in Vacaville. (Robert Galbraith / Reuters)

 

Dr. Bick sitting with inmates at California medical facility in Vacaville. (Robert Galbraith / Reuters)

 

Execution chamber in prison in Utah shortly after the execution of Ronnie Lee Gardner. (POOL New / Reuters)

 

A member of the Sheriff’s Department in an old abandoned prison in Golden, Jefferson County. (Rick Wilking / Reuters)

 

Photographer looks into one of the chambers abandoned Jefferson County Jail in Golden, Colorado. Empty prison in 1958 from 1984, and soon to be demolished.(Rick Wilking / Reuters)

 

Prisoner reading a book in the Maricopa County jail in Phoenix. (Joshua Lott / Reuters)

 

Inmates in the Maricopa County jail in Phoenix. (Joshua Lott / Reuters)

 

Prisoners talk on the phone at the Maricopa County jail in Phoenix. (Joshua Lott / Reuters)

 

Prisoners take their personal belongings in the Maricopa County jail in Phoenix. (Joshua Lott / Reuters)

 

Inmates eat in the Maricopa County jail in Phoenix. (Joshua Lott / Reuters)

 

Mattresses for prisoners lie along the fence in the Maricopa County jail in Phoenix. (Joshua Lott / Reuters)

 

Prisoners in the classroom at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Inmate on checking in the Orange County jail in Santa Ana. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Inmates working in the laundry at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Prisoners are watching TV in the Orange County jail in Santa Ana. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Prisoners in his cell at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

29 year-old prisoner Bobby Cortez in his cell at the California prison for Men in Chino. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

The prisoner is reading a book in the gym, where he and others were temporarily placed by overcrowding in Chino, California. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Jailed for Men in Chino. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Prisoners do sport exercises in prison for Men in Chino. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Prisoners awaiting visitors in prison for Men in Chino. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Conditionally convicted criminal with wearing on his leg tracking device in Santa Ana. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Women prisoners, and chains in Maricopa. (Shannon Stapleton / Reuters)

 

Check inmates in the state prison in Orange County Fullerton. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Pink handcuffs to the Foundation for Youth Sheriff Joe Arpayo in Tempe. (Joshua Lott / Reuters)

 

Prison cell in Alcatraz in San Francisco. (Robert Galbraith / Reuters)

 

Orange County sheriff’s deputy checks prisoners. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Orange County sheriff’s deputy standing in the door after loading imprisoned in Fullerton, California. The second-largest U.S. city of Los Angeles has the lowest crime rate in 50 years, violent crime, including murder, were reduced by 11 percent, property crimes by 8 percent and single murder by 18 percent compared with 2008. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Cory Walters embraces his daughter Hannah in prison for women in Chino. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

A prisoner is on the phone in San Quentin. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Inmates take part in group therapy in state prison San Quentin. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

51-year-Martel Collins does pushups in the exercise yard at San Quentin. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

Marvin Caldwell in his cell at San Quentin. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

 

The prisoner is reading a book in his cell in the central prison male in Los Angeles, California. (Jason Redmond / Reuters)

 

Prisoner plays himself in the men’s chess Central Jail in Los Angeles. (Jason Redmond / Reuters)

 

Inmates in the Maricopa County tent jail in Phoenix. (Joshua Lott / Reuters)

 

Encased in a tent Maricopa County jail in Phoenix. (Joshua Lott / Reuters)

 

Bull faces of prisoners during the event “Convicted poker” Liziana in state prison in Angola. (Jana Asenbrennerova / Reuters)

 

Prisoners at the graduation ceremony a high school GED in a detention center George Motchana Correctional institution Rikers Island in New York. (Mike Segar / Reuters)

 

Sergeant James Ludwig stands near death row in section F in prison in Livingston, 75 miles northeast of Houston, Texas. (Reuters / Richard Carson)

 

The prisoner in his cell in the male central prison in Los Angeles. (Jason Redmond / Reuters)

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