California prison crowding
A panel of three federal judges on Monday gave Gov. Jerry Brown an extra two years to bring prison crowding down to acceptable levels, in returns for promises of “comprehensive and sustainable” changes within prisons and an agreement to consider a sentencing commission. The detailed order also requires expanded parole programs, earlier release of some felons. And it empowers a court-appointed official to release prisoners if the state fails to meet crowding deadlines.
Sources: U.S. District Court