overcrowding http://kvpr.org en Legislature Overwhelmingly Approves Prison Plan http://kvpr.org/post/legislature-overwhelmingly-approves-prison-plan <p class="p1">The California Legislature has overwhelmingly&nbsp;approved a deal between the Governor and leaders of the Senate and Assembly to reduce overcrowding in state prisons. California has been ordered by a federal three-judge-panel to either release or find&nbsp;additional&nbsp;space for more than nine thousand inmates by the end of December.</p><p class="p1">Under the deal,&nbsp;California will ask the panel for an extension on the December deadline. Any savings would be put toward programs to keep people out of jail.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 01:30:45 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 21435 at http://kvpr.org Legislature Overwhelmingly Approves Prison Plan U.S. Supreme Court Won't Delay Release of Thousands of California Inmates http://kvpr.org/post/us-supreme-court-wont-delay-release-thousands-california-inmates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to delay the release of thousands of inmates from California’s prisons. In a decision announced today the Justices denied a stay requested by Governor Jerry Brown. Brown is fighting a ruling from a federal three-judge-panel that orders California to reduce its prison population by about 10-thousand inmates by the end of the year. Three Justices voted to grant the stay.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:17:16 +0000 Katie Orr 19395 at http://kvpr.org U.S. Supreme Court Won't Delay Release of Thousands of California Inmates Steinberg: Addressing Mental Health Can Reduce Prison Overcrowding http://kvpr.org/post/steinberg-addressing-mental-health-can-reduce-prison-overcrowding <p>The top Democrat in the California Senate is calling for more crisis access to mental health services to help reduce the state’s overcrowded prisons.&nbsp;</p><p>But as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the proposals likely wouldn’t satisfy a federal court order to reduce the state’s prison population.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 01:19:48 +0000 Ben Adler 14781 at http://kvpr.org Steinberg: Addressing Mental Health Can Reduce Prison Overcrowding