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Brown Can Release Prisoners Early Without Compromising Public Safety

To meet the court’s mandate by the end of the year, Brown needs to begin releasing identified low-risk inmates now - a step both the federal and the U.S. Supreme Court agree "would be consistent with public safety."

How "realignment" will change criminal justice in California
How "realignment" will change criminal justice in California KALW News, September 6, 2011
Ending California prison overcrowding will be tall order
Ending California prison overcrowding will be tall order San Jose Mercury News, May 25, 2011
Supreme Court Demands California Release 30,000 Inmates
Supreme Court Demands California Release 30,000 Inmates Colorlines.com, May 24, 2011
California Prison Crisis Goes All the Way to the Supreme Court
The case is Schwarzenegger v. Plata and it epitomizes the dire circumstances of the nation's penal system.  With more than 2 million locked up on any given day, including about 1.5 million in prison (not to mention the fact that more than 7 million adults are somewhere in the criminal justice system on any given day -- jail, prison, probation, parole), the country has come face to face with the inevitable result of its incessant need to punish.  Not only does the US have the highest rate of…
Daniel Macallair: Federal Courts to the Rescue: Fixing California's Broken Prison System
Read Executive Director Daniel Macallairs piece in BeyondChron on Federal Courts to the Rescue: Fixing California's Broken Prison System

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