Federal judges on Monday gave California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as negotiations continue over a longer-term delay.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not consider Gov. Jerry Brown’s appeal of an order to trim the state prison population by another 9,600 inmates, leaving him with just one more chance to persuade a lower court to stop or delay a reduction that he says threatens public safety.
Federal judges agreed Tuesday to extend an end-of-year deadline for reducing California’s prison population in hopes of finding a long-term solution to an overcrowding crisis.
Gov. Jerry Brown asked federal judges on Monday for a three-year delay in their requirement that the state release thousands of inmates by year’s end to ease prison overcrowding.
A panel of federal judges Wednesday refused to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional prison inmates by the end of the year.
Gov. Jerry Brown is asking a panel of federal judges to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end, granting him time to appeal the decision to the nation’s high court.
A panel of federal judges won’t consider easing its order that California sharply reduce its prison population to improve inmate care, but may give state officials more time to comply, the three judges said Friday.