California Corrections Chief Outlines Plan to Reduce Prison Population

Jeffrey Beard described the plan to The Sacramento Bee's editorial board three days after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Gov. Jerry Brown's request to delay a court order to reduce inmates by December. The reduction is necessary to improve substandard health care in the prisons, the courts have ruled.
August 7, 2013
 

California will move nearly 10,000 inmates to county jails, community correctional facilities and out-of-state prisons by year's end in response to a federal court order, the state's corrections secretary said Monday.

Jeffrey Beard described the plan to The Sacramento Bee's editorial board three days after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Gov. Jerry Brown's request to delay a court order to reduce inmates by December. The reduction is necessary to improve substandard health care in the prisons, the courts have ruled.

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