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CA to Spend $315 Million on 'Incarceration Binge' if Courts Reject Request for Three Year Delay on Prison Population Reduction

CA to Spend $315 Million on 'Incarceration Binge' if Courts Reject Request for Three Year Delay on Prison Population Reduction
The key to the Senate Democrats' plans to get real reform in California's corrections system was a three year delay on the court ordered return to 137.5 percent of prison capacity. Gov. Brown has now gone ahead and asked the court for the delay. If it's rejected, the administration would spend $315 million this fiscal year to house the inmates in private prisons and county jails instead of turning them loose.
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CA Prison Deal Compromise Adds Window Dressing to Gov Brown's Non-Fix

CA Prison Deal Compromise Adds Window Dressing to Gov Brown's Non-Fix
With increased federal pressure, time is running out on much-needed funding and planned prison transfers in California. Though State Senator Darrell Steinberg has compromised, the plan appears to be very similar to Gov. Brown's original plan.
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CA Jails Overflow with the Unsentenced

CA Jails Overflow with the Unsentenced
A California law designed to combat recidivism has caused a glut of unsentenced inmates in jails across the state. The bail industry opposes reform, because it undercuts what for them is a cash cow.
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