California governor to request more time to reduce prison population

[JURIST] California Governor Jerry Brown [official website] on Thursday indicated that he would ask a federal judge for more time to construct his plan to reduce the state’s prison population. The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] ruled [opinion, PDF] last week in Brown v. Plata [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] to uphold an order requiring California to release up to 46,000 prisoners to remedy the state’s overcrowded prisons [JURIST news archive]. Brown said it would take more…

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