Schwarzenegger in Contempt, California Inmates Say
On Thursday, lawyers representing California inmates requested that a special three-judge panel declare Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) in contempt for failing to heed a previous order to remove more than 40,000 inmates from the state's prison system. In August, the judges ruled that overcrowding at the state's prisons violated inmates' constitutional rights because of the system's inability to provide proper medical and mental health care and ordered Schwarzenegger to release the inmates.
- "Inmates' Lawyers Call for Schwarzenegger To Be Held in Contempt for State Prison Plan" (Mintz, San Jose Mercury News, 10/8).
- "Inmates' Attorneys Ask Court To Find Governor in Contempt in Prison Case" (Sacramento Bee, 10/8).