Brown Seeks Supreme Court Permission to Send Inmates out of State
As Brown’s Supreme Court mandated deadline for reducing overcrowding approaches, he is back at the US Supreme Court’s doorstep, asking for permission to send thousands of California inmates to out of state private prisons. Governor Brown told federal judges that he is beginning the process of appealing their decision to block him from leasing the new beds while his administration and inmate lawyers work out longer-term solutions to California’s growing overcrowding problems.
Governor Brown also recently asked for a three year extension on his deadline for reducing overcrowding, but in February, Supreme Court Judges only gave him a two-month extension.
Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) spoke out in opposition of sending inmates to private prisons, calling it a waste of taxpayer funds, and saying that it fails to address the true root of the overcrowding population in favor of shuffling inmates to other prisons on the taxpayer’s dime.
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