Brown Requests Two Additional Years To Reduce Prison Overcrowding, Suggests Appointing Compliance Officer
On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) asked a panel of federal judges to grant California two additional years to meet a court-ordered cap on the state prison population. Brown requested that the new deadline to meet the order be Feb. 28, 2016. In addition, he suggested that the court could appoint a compliance officer who would determine which inmates to release if the state does not meet that deadline.
- "Brown Again Asks Judges for More Time To Reduce Prison Crowding" (St. John, Los Angeles Times, 1/23).
- "California Seeks 2-Year Delay on Prison Crowding" (Thompson, AP/Washington Times, 1/23).
- "California Prison Overcrowding: Governor Asks Court for More Time To Shed Inmates" (Mintz, San Jose Mercury News, 1/23).