Monday, February 9, 2009


Judges tentatively order Calif. inmates released
Feb 9, 6:50 PM (ET)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A special panel of federal judges has tentatively ruled that California must release tens of thousands of inmates to relieve overcrowding.

The judges say no other solution will improve conditions so poor that inmates die regularly of suicides or lack of proper care.

They say the state can cut the population of its 33 adult prisons through changes in parole and other policies without endangering public safety.

The three judges said a final population figure would be set later.

In Monday's tentative ruling, the judges said they want the state to present a plan to trim the prison population in two to three years.


TEAM HALL said...

"...without endangering public safety."
Who do they think they're kidding?! Sorry, I know I don't have a right to comment on an American policy, but really...

Natog said...

Expect this to happen in more and more states as the inmates can read the news and get some liberal lawyer to take the case.

Just what we need - more wolves loose in the sheep pen.

tjbbpgobIII said...

They could make a good start by releasing all the dope smokers and go from there to other non-violent types, but given that it's California they will probably start with death row.