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Judges To Rule On Whether To Delay Inmate Cap

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and attorneys representing inmates have failed to reach agreement on the best way to reduce overcrowding in California prisons.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/13/2014

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Calif. Prison Crowding Deadline Extended 1 Month

Federal judges on Monday gave California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as negotiations continue over a longer-term delay.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/21/2013

Inmates at the Mule Creek State Prison bend down in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners August 28, 2007 in Ione, California. A panel of three federal judges is looking to put a cap on the California State Prison population after class action lawsuits were filed on behalf of inmates who complained of being forced to live in classrooms, gymnasiums and other non-traditional prison housing. California prisons house nearly 173,000 inmates with over 17,000 of them in non-traditional housing. The Mule Creek State Prison has had to modify several facilities to make room for an increasing number of inmates. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

High Court Won’t Stop California Inmate Reduction

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.

CBS Los Angeles–10/15/2013

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Judges Extend Deadline For Reducing Calif.’s Prison Population

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2013

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California Seeks 3-Year Delay In Inmate Releases

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/16/2013

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Court Rejects Calif. Plea To Delay Inmate Releases

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2013

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Brown Seeks To Delay Freeing 10K Calif. Inmates

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.

06/28/2013

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US Judges Won’t Ease Calif. Prison Crowding Order

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/07/2012