Plan To Cut Prison Population To Boost Health Care Gets OK
On Tuesday, a three-judge panel approved a plan to reduce California's prison population by 40,000 within two years as part of an effort to boost the quality of health care and mental health services for prisoners. The court suspended its order while Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) administration waits to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge on the judges' authority to make such decisions.Â
- "State Gets 2 Years To Cut Inmate Population" (Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/13).
- "Judges Issue Order To Cut California Prison Population" (Walsh, Sacramento Bee, 1/13).
- "Judges OK Plan on Prison Crowding" (Rothfeld, Los Angeles Times, 1/13).