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California Prison Overcrowding

Inmates at Chino State Prison, which houses 5500 inmates, crowd around double and triple bunk beds at a gymnasium that was modified to house 213 prisoners on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California Prison Secretary Seeks Delay In Inmate Court Order

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.

01/08/2014

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Stockton Medical Facility Won’t Put Dent In Prison Population

The health-care facility will house and treat up to 1,700 inmates by providing much-needed medical, mental and dental care.

06/25/2013

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Supreme Court Appears Ready To Endorse Moving Thousands Of California Prisoners

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.

11/30/2010

Supreme Court To Hear CA Prison Crowding Case

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.

CBS13–11/29/2010