Originally Posted by FLMountainMan
To be fair, they do racially segregate their prisons.
No they don't. The inmates segregate themselves. For example when you go into L.A. county if you are Latino you are asked by Southsiders (Southern California Latino gang members) "Who you are going to roll with?" You either roll with Paisas (Illegals), or the Southsiders themselves. The Southsiders run most jails, and prisons in California, so you get better perks like the Sheriffs giving you Crystal meth. Asians have their own fish tank, and can't be on the mainline because they don't pay taxes to a certain prison gang that controls the Southsiders. Also Whites will roll with Southsiders for the most part, and Blacks get along with Northsiders (Northern California Latino gang members.)
The segregation in California is mostly about money, and power by the inmates themselves.