Report: Prison Population Reductions Insufficient

Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to keep tens of thousands of low-level offenders in county jails instead of state prisons won’t reduce the inmate population enough to fully comply with a federal court order, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said Friday. A report released by the analyst’s office said the state will likely fall several thousand inmates short of the 34,000-man reduction ordered by the court. The report urges officials to ask a judge for more time, look at other ways to reduce crowding and consider sending more prisoners to private prisons in other states.

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