Republican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown’s prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.
The Supreme Court on Monday narrowly endorsed reducing California’s cramped prison population by more than 30,000 inmates to fix sometimes deadly problems in medical care, ruling that federal judges retain enormous power to oversee troubled state prisons.
San Mateo County already houses more than 1,000 inmates in facilities meant for just 834. Under the governor’s plan, the county could be forced to house 40% more by year’s end, something Munks described as a potential crisis.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS)- California prisons will be closed to most visitors on Labor Day to save the state money. State corrections officials say canceling visits at adult prisons on September 6th will save about $325 […]