Rehab hearing 01

California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (left) and California State Auditor Elaine Howle (right ) listen as California Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal asks the state’s legislative audit committee to look into the practice of sterilization of female inmates. (Randy Allen / The Center for Investigative Reporting)

California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (left) and California State Auditor Elaine Howle (right ) listen as California Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal asks the state’s legislative audit committee to look into the practice of sterilization of female inmates. (Randy Allen / The Center for Investigative Reporting)

California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (left) and California State Auditor Elaine Howle (right ) listen as California Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal asks the state’s legislative audit committee to look into the practice of sterilization of female inmates. (Randy Allen / The Center for Investigative Reporting)