California officials promised on Tuesday to find a solution to the state’s overcrowded prisons. They assured the state won’t just release 33,000 inmates, but will instead submit plans to the federal courts in the next two weeks.
The plans will outline specific ways how to address the ballooning California penitentiary population. The state’s 33 adult jails hold 143,435 inmates.
The Supreme Court ordered California last week to solve its prison overcrowding problem. The court’s order is expected to affect also other American states, particularly Illinois, Alabama and Massachusetts which also grapple with jammed jails. More PrisonerPal.com True Crime Today