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  • California Prisons: Still Overcrowded

    Posted Oct 25th, 2013 By in Prisons With | Comments Off on California Prisons: Still Overcrowded

    California was not able to figure out the prison overcrowding issue by its given deadline, but it now has 28 more days to decide how to solve the problem. After the hunger strike involving thousands of inmates ended, many are anxious to see this issue resolved quickly.

    Federal judges on Monday gave Gov. Jerry Brown an additional 28 days to meet their order to reduce prison crowding.

    Brown, whose administration has been in court-ordered talks with inmates’ lawyers in search of a long-term solution to overcrowding, now has until Feb. 24 to remove about 9,600 prisoners from state lockups.

    The three-judge panel also said Monday that the negotiations must continue. State appellate judge Peter J. Siggins has been mediating those confidential talks, and on Monday he was told to provide another update in mid-November.

    The judicial trio did not describe the state of the discussions in their order, and Siggins’ report was confidential.

    Last month, Brown filed a plan to expand rehabilitation services in hopes of eventually reducing new offenses by inmates who return to society, and he asked for three years to lower prisoner numbers that way. The judges gave him an extra month instead, moving their deadline to Jan. 27 from Dec. 31 and ordering the talks.

    Corrections spokeswoman Deborah Hoffman said Monday the agency was pleased by the judges’ extension of their deadline and would work with local government and law enforcement groups to “build upon California’s landmark reforms to our criminal justice system.”

    Inmate advocates and civil rights groups want the state to take a different path from the one Brown has outlined in court filings. The groups want reductions in criminal penalties, expanded parole programs for the sick and old, and a backlog cleared for thousands of prisoners eligible to have their cases reheard.

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