In a scathing ruling, a federal three-judge panel has rejected Governor Jerry Brown’s request that it lift a court order placing a cap on California’s prison population. Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.
The U.S. Supreme Court has told the state it must reduce its prison population to 137 percent of design capacity. The state got most of the way there. And in January, Governor Brown filed a motion asking the court to essentially say, that’s good enough. The answer from the court is a very clear “no.”