Pérez Says Legislature Will Vote on Prison Population Reduction Plan by End of Session
Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) says that the state Legislature will vote on a plan to reduce prison overcrowding before the end of the legislative session in September. Federal judges have issued a prison population reduction order, in part to improve inmate health care services at state facilities. Pérez said that lawmakers "will not release a single additional prisoner" from custody to obey the order and instead will look at various strategies for housing inmates elsewhere.
- "Perez Vows Actions on Prison Overcrowding" (Orr, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 8/26).