Judges Urge Lawmakers To Fix Overcrowded Prisons
On Wednesday, a panel of three federal judges urged Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and state lawmakers to fix the state's overcrowded prisons and prevent a court-ordered release of tens of thousands of inmates. The judges made the plea after hearing closing arguments in lawsuits filed by inmates who argue that they are receiving unconstitutionally poor health care because of the overcrowding.
- "Judges Ask Calif. Lawmakers To Fix Crowded Prisons" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 2/4).