Federal Judges Order California To Reduce Prison Population By 40,000

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    A ruling by the three-judge panel who have effectively taken control of the California prison system has ordered the state to reduce the prison population by as much as 40,000 inmates within the next two years, finding the system in violation of Constitutional mandates. The Tough On Crime balloon has just popped.

    The judges said that reducing prison crowding in California was the only way to change what they called an unconstitutional prison health care system that causes one unnecessary death a week. In a scathing 184-page order, the judges criticized state officials, saying they had failed to comply with previous orders to fix the health care system in the prisons and reduce crowding, and recommended remedies, including reform of the parole system.

    The special three-judge panel also described a chaotic prison system where prisoners were stacked in triple bunk beds in gymnasiums, hallways and day rooms; where single guards were often forced to monitor scores of inmates at a time; and where ill inmates died for lack of treatment.







    D-Day: Federal Judges Order California To Reduce Prison Population By 40,000
     
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    Bah! Just enforce the Death Penalty ... that should about do it.
     
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    40 thousand in two years, lessee that cracks down to about 20 thousand a year,, that's a lot of criminals running around, hide the children.
     
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    Or take out all the non-violent drug offenders.
     
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    Non-violent in Cali?
     
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    You don't think there are any non-violent drug offenders in prison in California?
     
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    40,000 of them? I doubt there are that many.
     
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    what exactly is a non violent drug offender? and are there 40 thousand of them in California prisons?
     
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    Maybe not 40,000. I certainly don't have any inside information as to how many there are, but I'm sure there's a good amount.
     
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    A drug offender that hurts nobody but themselves.
     

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