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  • California Prisons: Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Posted Sep 26th, 2013 By in Prisons With | Comments Off on California Prisons: Light at the End of the Tunnel

    We all know the California prison system has its problems, chiefly the overcrowding of facilities. But finally, it appears as if there might be a solution in the near future which benefits us all.

    The state and the courts have been at odds for years over whether California’s prisons are too crowded, but a new ruling this week offers a glimmer of hope that there’s a middle way forward, analysts said Wednesday.

    The big question is what the governor is willing to do.

    On Tuesday, a panel of three federal judges gave Gov. Jerry Brown a surprise one-month reprieve of their order to remove more than 9,600 inmates from state prisons by year’s end.

    After long having shown impatience with Brown’s pleas for more time, the judges indicated they were open to a longer extension if he and lawyers for inmates could agree on how to shrink the prison population for the long term.

    “The court has given a month with the express hope that the two sides can work out a meaningful settlement,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law. “It really depends on whether Gov. Brown is now willing to do so.”

    Brown declared recently that he would not let inmates, who have sued the state over prison conditions, rewrite corrections policies.

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