Supreme Court Tells California to Release Thousands of Prisoners

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The US Supreme Court today upheld a lower court order that California cut its prison population by tens of thousands of inmates. It was a 5 to 4 decision with the majority saying overcrowding and inadequate care are depriving prisoners of their constitutional rights. The minority called the decision "radical" and a threat to public safety. Don Thompson reports from Sacramento for the Associated Press.

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