How is California Doing One Year After Brown v. Plata?

August 8th, 2012

It seems California is simply redirecting many offenders from state prisons to local prisons, in order to comply with the Court’s mandate:

Ordered by the United States Supreme Court to reduce severe overcrowding in its prisons, California began redirecting low-level offenders to local jails last October in a shift called realignment. Its prison population, the nation’s largest, has since fallen by more than 16 percent to 120,000 from 144,000; it must be reduced to 110,000 by next June.