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  • Judge Orders California to Solve Prison Problem

    Posted Jan 15th, 2014 By in Prisons With | Comments Off on Judge Orders California to Solve Prison Problem

    California has had a problem with prison overcrowding.  It creates an unsafe environment for inmates as well as prison staff. Now judges have ordered California to solve prison overcrowding and set a late January 2014 deadline for plans and April 2014 for implementation.

    The judges gave Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and attorneys representing inmates until Jan. 23 to propose plans to comply with earlier court orders to limit prison population. The plans are scheduled to go into effect on April 18.

    Brown has asked the judges to delay population limits for three years; his budget proposal, released last week, assumes a delay of at least two years, though Brown was careful to point out that the state has the money to pay for private prison beds if that delay wasn’t granted.

    If the judges stick with the April deadline, California could be forced to spend millions to house prisoners at private facilities, both inside and out of the state. In October, California began transferring 2,100 inmates to private facilities within the state’s borders.

    Brown’s proposed budget includes $500 million for new prison facilities aimed at reducing overcrowding in existing prisons. It also includes $200 million for programs to reduce recidivism rates, programs state lawmakers believe will hold the key to a long-term reduction in prison populations.

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