California Prison Overcrowding
California’s corrections secretary says the state will have no choice but to move about 4,000 inmates to private prisons in other states if federal judges refuse to postpone a court-ordered population cap.
The health-care facility will house and treat up to 1,700 inmates by providing much-needed medical, mental and dental care.
The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to endorse an order calling on California to move thousands of inmates out of its overcrowded prisons so that those who remain get adequate health care.
In a case pitting states rights against the power of the federal judiciary, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about a federal court order requiring California to release inmates from its overcrowded prisons.