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Sacramento reporter for Associated Press

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It's been more than two years since the US Supreme Court gave California just that much time to reduce its prison population to 137.5% of capacity.  Governor Brown says he's done all…

Governor Brown Files Yet Another Appeal

It's been more than two years since the US Supreme Court gave California just that much time to reduce its prison population to 137.5% of capacity.  Governor Brown says he's done all…

from Which Way, L.A.?

More than 4000 women inmates in California prisons could be released early — if they have less than two years left on their sentences, if their crimes were nonviolent, non-serious and…

Early Release for Female Prisoners

More than 4000 women inmates in California prisons could be released early — if they have less than two years left on their sentences, if their crimes were nonviolent, non-serious and…

from Which Way, L.A.?

The US Supreme Court today  upheld a lower court order  that California cut its prison population by tens of thousands of inmates.

Supreme Court Tells California to Release Thousands of Prisoners

The US Supreme Court today upheld a lower court order that California cut its prison population by tens of thousands of inmates.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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