Posts Tagged ‘California’

Prisons are now more than 10% of California’s budget, the fastest growing State expense. The prison budget has increased 205% since 1985, 52% during the last 5 years alone.

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To the youngsters who may care about themselves:

Hi my Name is Leng Vang. I am Hmong and I’m 30 years of age and the fourth oldest in the family. I have three older sisters, three younger brothers and then there’s the baby sister. I also have half brothers and one half sister. My dad had two wives.

My Dad was born and raised in North Vietnam and my mom was born in Laos. During the Vietnam war my family ran from the war to Thailand and was settled in a refuge camp. That’s where I was born. After two years we were sponsored and settled in Montana and lived there for only about two years. We then moved again, coming here to California leaving my Dad’s first wife and my half siblings. (more…)


The largest API ethnic groups in CA prisons are:
Vietnamese (22%),
Filipinos (19.8%), and
Laotians (8.5%).