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Ex-Judge Will Oversee Inmate Releases, If Needed

Federal judges have selected a former state appellate judge to determine which state prison inmates will go free if the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown fails to meet mandated population deadlines.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

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California Gets 2 More Years To Reduce Prison Population

Federal judges on Monday gave California two more years to meet a court-ordered prison population cap, the latest step in a long-running lawsuit aimed at improving inmate medical care.

02/10/2014

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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Calif. Inmate Realignment Puts Pressure On County Jails

The jails in Riverside County east of Los Angeles were finally catching up with the region’s rapid growth when state lawmakers passed legislation that assigned thousands of inmates who would have gone to prison to their local lock-ups instead.

05/19/2012

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