Brown Challenges Court Oversight of Calif. Prisons

Declaring that California's long-running prison crisis is over, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday challenged a federal court order by saying the state has done all it can to safely relieve overcrowding and improve medical and mental health care for inmates. Meeting further demands by the courts to reduce the inmate population, he said, would require ignoring state sentencing laws and putting the public at risk by releasing violent offenders. He urged the judges to end court oversight of...Full Story
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