The Supreme Court has endorsed a court order requiring California to cut its prison population by thousands of inmates to improve health care for those who remain behind bars.
The court said in a 5-4 decision Monday that the reduction is “required by the Constitution” to correct longstanding violations of inmates’ rights.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, a California native, wrote the majority opinion, in which he included photos of severe overcrowding. The court’s four Democratic appointees joined with Kennedy.
Source: The Associated Press
The Supreme Court has endorsed a court order requiring California to cut its prison population…
by Tactical-Life.com / May 23, 2011