Without going into details, let's just say that the California Department of Corrections would probably not be your first choice of where to serve your prison sentence (assuming you had to choose, and someone actually gave you a choice). Here would be just one more reason, all things considered, to avoid serving time in California. And as a correctional worker, I have got to tip my hat to the correctional workers in California - you're braver than I am. The overcrowding, gang affiliations, lack of support, etc. make your job much harder than anyone has any right to expect.