WASHINGTON D.C. (CBS/AP) – The Supreme Court has refused to delay a court order for California to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end to improve conditions in state prisons.
The court voted 6-3 Friday to reject a plea from Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown argued the early release would jeopardize public safety.
Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas said they would have granted the state’s request.