Jail Overcrowding

State Senator Roderick Wright (Photo courtesy: Senate.CA.gov)

Former State Senator Released After 70-Minute Jail Stint Because Of Overcrowding

Former state Senator Rod Wright surrendered Friday night to begin serving a L.A. County jail term and only spent 70 minutes inside.


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California Seeks 2-Year Delay On Prison Crowding

Gov. Jerry Brown asked federal judges Thursday to give the state two more years to reduce prison crowding to the level set by the court, and said inmates could be released early if the state fails to meet its goals.