Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

California may have to cut prison population by 40 percent

Federal judges tentatively ruled on Monday that California must reduce the number of inmates in its overcrowded prison system by up to 40 percent to stop a constitutional violation of prisoners' rights. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger immediately promised to appeal the case. Those who would be released would be very low risk, says head of Prison Law Office.



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