High Court Won’t Stop California Inmate Reduction

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SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not consider Gov. Jerry Brown’s appeal of an order to trim the state prison population by another 9,600 inmates, leaving him with just one more chance to persuade a lower court to stop or delay a reduction that he says threatens public safety. The justices […]

California Challenges Feds’ Inmate Population Cap

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SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is challenging a federal court order that California further reduce its inmate population to improve prison conditions, reigniting a legal battle that once reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Complying with the court’s June deadline for lowering the prison population would endanger public safety, Brown contends in court filings seeking to […]

Brown Allows Parole For Murderers At Greater Rate

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SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown is allowing murderers to be paroled from California prisons at a far greater pace than his immediate predecessors, a development that raised alarm Wednesday with victims’ rights groups. After a little more than one year in office, the Democratic governor has allowed about 80 percent of the decisions by the […]