California Judges Issue New Order in Prison Population Debate


(01/22/2014)
Despite extensive negotiations, California Governor Jerry Brown and attorneys representing a group of prison inmates have yet to reach an agreement on how to reduce the state’s prison population. This impasse prompted the three-judge panel appointed to mediate the months-long talks released a brief statement on the matter on Jan. 13.

California Prison Population Deadline Extended Another Month

By Jessie Fetterling
(10/30/2013)
Earlier this month, federal judges gave California an additional month to reduce its prison population to the mandated population cap of 137.5 percent capacity, while negotiations continue.