Editorial: State Should Strive for Long-Term Fix for Prison Population Issue
A Sacramento Bee editorial states that U.S. Supreme Court's denial of Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) motion to delay the court-ordered release of nearly 10,000 inmates to reduce prison overcrowding and improve the prison health care system "means a scramble is on to get from today's 119,000 inmates to 110,000 by year's end with short-term fixes." It adds, "For the governor and legislators, the goal in the next five months should be not only to meet the population cap by Dec. 31, but to craft a plan for sticking to it over the long-term."
- "Editorial: State Needs To Take Long-Term View on Prisons" (Sacramento Bee, 8/6).