Where to house inmates?
Brown details plan to comply with federal order to release 10,000 inmates
Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration detailed its plan to comply with a federal court order for California to release nearly 10,000 state prisoners by the end of the year.
State officials say 1,000 beds are available in Los Angeles County jails, with an additional 600 beds available at Alameda County jails, according to The Sacramento Bee. The state is also considering reopening two correctional facilities in Kern County, and transferring some inmates out of state. Finding room for all the inmates in-state will be a challenge as county jails continue to grapple with California’s prisoner realignment.
In April, Brown’s request to end a court-mandated prison-population cap was rejected by a panel of federal judges; in June, three federal judges ordered the state to release about 9,600 inmates by 2014.