On Monday, the US Supreme Court dealt California a serious blow to the California Pris ion system by ordering tens of thousands of inmates out-of-state prison due to overcrowding: From The LA Times:
The Supreme Court ordered California on Monday to release tens of thousands of its prisoners to relieve overcrowding, saying that “needless suffering and death” had resulted from putting too many inmates into facilities that cannot hold them in decent conditions.
It is one of the largest prison release orders in the nation’s history, and it sharply split the high court.
Justices upheld an order from a three-judge panel in California that called for releasing 38,000 to 46,000 prisoners. Since then, the state has transferred about 9,000 state inmates to county jails. As a result, the total prison population is now about 32,000 more than the capacity limit set by the panel.
The good news the overcrowding comes to an end.And the lest violent will be release. (I hope!)
The bad news there are no jobs, the state has very high unemployment at 11.8% crime will shoot up.