Accodring to the Mercury News, CA Gov. Jerry Brown told a federal court panel that the deadline to cap the states prison population should be extended for 2 more years.
Brown outlined a plan to reduce the prison population by 7,000 more inmates. Over the past few years, the state has reduced the population by 30,000 already, but the federal judges have insisted that more must be done to comply with their findings that overcrowding has resulted in inadequate medical and mental health care in the 34 state prisons.
The court had given the governor and prison officials until April to meet the inmate population cap, but no solution have been found and Brown is asking for a two year extension.
Read more at the Mercury News
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