Release of California Inmates Causes Heated Debate

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California corrections officials said Tuesday they are struggling…

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California corrections officials said Tuesday they are struggling with their response to a tentative federal court ruling this week that will order the state to remove as many as 57,000 inmates over the next two or three years due to an overcrowding issue that is so severe, judges believe it unconstitutionally compromises medical care of inmates.  The judges ruled that releasing the prisoners is the only solution to this problem, but how to do this safely is causing a heated debate between officials across the state of California.

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