$315 Million Prison Plan would Avoid Any Releases, Brown Says

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

prisonSACRAMENTO (Los Angeles Times)-

California will not release a single inmate early to meet a court order to reduce prison crowding, Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers pledged Tuesday.

Instead, the state plans to lease extra beds for inmates in private prisons and city-owned jails. The proposal is expected to cost $315 million in the current fiscal year, which would be drawn from a $1- billion reserve fund.

Brown did not specify where the inmates would be held, but said officials have found enough space.

“This is the sensible, prudent way to proceed,” he said.

The cost of the plan is estimated at $415 million in each of the next two years, according to Brown’s Department of Finance.

The state has been ordered to reduce its prison population by 9,600 inmates by the end of the year because a panel of three federal judges says the lockups are unconstitutionally crowded.

Continue reading Chris Megerian’s report by visiting LATimes.com.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.