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  • Prison Crowding Plan Approved By Lawmakers

    Posted Sep 12th, 2013 By in Prisons With | Comments Off on Prison Crowding Plan Approved By Lawmakers

    Finally, California’s lawmakers have come to an agreement on a prison plan to solve the overcrowding problems growing in the state.

    ¬†Funding for a compromise plan aimed at easing overcrowding in the California’s troubled prison system was approved by both houses of the state’s legislature on Wednesday.

    Under the plan, the state will ask a panel of federal judges to reconsider an end-of-year deadline to ease prison crowding, saying the state would prefer instead to spend funds on rehabilitation and mental health services for inmates – a strategy meant to ease overcrowding over time.

    If the judges refuse to grant an extension, the measure sent to Gov. Jerry Brown also authorizes the state to spend $730 million to lease space for inmates in private lockups, county jails and out-of-state prisons over the next two years.

    The judges have ordered the most populous U.S. state, which holds 120,000 prisoners in 34 facilities, to reduce the prison population by about 8,000, either by finding new prison beds or by releasing the inmates that pose the lowest risk to society.

    Brown has criticized the order, which stems from years of lawsuits over prison conditions, as expensive and dangerous. But the judges have refused to budge, threatening to hold Brown personally in contempt of court if he does not comply.

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