Federal judges threaten to hold Gov. Brown in contempt for failing to cap prison population : SouthLand Law
California faces fines and sanctions—and possible jail time for Governor Brown—if the state continues to defy a federal court order to reduce its prison population.
That’s the bottom line in a no-nonsense ruling by a three federal judges late Thursday. It came in response to the governor’s motion to vacate a prison population cap those judges imposed in 2006 when they found that overcrowding was the main reason inmates suffered and died from a lack of healthcare