California Releases Prisoners

SAN DIEGO– California prisons are paying the price after U.S. Supreme court ruled that the prisons must release 36,000 prisoners within five year; forcing them to either build more facilities, or outright release the prisoners.

As California prisons currently house 180% of their intended capacity, the Supreme Court ordered on Monday that the state drastically reduce its inmate population 2013. In an effort to meet the mandate, the state is now proposing the release of more than 30,00 inmates, cutting its current population from 143,435  to 109,805 by 2013. Good […]