California Calls Prison Release Plan Unsafe

California Calls Prison Release Plan Unsafe

September 17, 2012 | by  | Los Angeles Times

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The state of California must find a way to reduce its overall prison population in order to ease overcrowding. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, California has until June 2013 to reduce its overall inmate total to 137.5% of its capacity. This means that the state will have to find a safe way to reduce the prison population, such as increasing the number of inmates let off for good behavior, but California attorneys say this is not a safe option.

The state of California must find a way to reduce its overall prison population in order to ease overcrowding. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, California has until June 2013 to reduce its overall inmate total to 137.5% of its capacity. This means that the state will have to find a safe way to reduce the prison population, such as increasing the number of inmates let off for good behavior, but California attorneys say this is not a safe option.

NCCD helps California counties to employ the transfers of low level offenders to county prisons through the California Realignment Partnership