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California Governor Brown Still Not Facing Reality With Prisons
Posted on 3 Sep 2013 by State Net

STATE NET CAPITOL JOURNAL SPOTLIGHT After months of judicial wrangling and failed attempts to avoid it, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) last week finally unveiled a much-anticipated plan to cull almost 10,000 inmates from the state's overcrowded... Read More

SNCJ Spotlight: Brown, Lawmakers Reach Prison Compromise
Posted on 17 Sep 2013 by State Net

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) reached a deal with legislative leaders last week to ease overcrowding in the state's prison system by boosting spending on rehabilitative services intended to keep inmates from returning to prison after their release... Read More

State Net Criminal Law Update: Prison Reform Boosted by Alliances of Conservatives and Liberals
Posted on 23 Jun 2015 by State Net

In rare displays of bipartisanship, state legislative coalitions of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans are overhauling sentencing procedures and making other important changes in criminal justice laws. Legislatures in Alabama and Maryland... Read More

Prison Blues: Prison Mess Tarnishes Brown's 'CA Comeback'
Posted on 5 Aug 2013 by State Net

SNCJ Spotlight Any day now, perhaps even as you are reading this, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will decide whether to grant California Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) request to block an order by a three-judge U.S. District Court panel to... Read More

California Governor Brown Scrambles To Meet Federal Court Prison Order
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 by State Net

BROWN SCRAMBLES TO MEET CA PRISON ORDER: Faced with yet another stinging rebuke from the federal court system over its overcrowded prisons, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and Golden State prison officials said they will act to cull 9,600 inmates from... Read More

  • Blog Post: Prison Blues: Prison Mess Tarnishes Brown's 'CA Comeback'

    SNCJ Spotlight Any day now, perhaps even as you are reading this, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will decide whether to grant California Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) request to block an order by a three-judge U.S. District Court panel to cull over 9,000 prisoners from the state's chronically...
  • Blog Post: California Governor Brown Scrambles To Meet Federal Court Prison Order

    BROWN SCRAMBLES TO MEET CA PRISON ORDER: Faced with yet another stinging rebuke from the federal court system over its overcrowded prisons, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and Golden State prison officials said they will act to cull 9,600 inmates from the 33-prison system by the end of the year. Most...
  • Blog Post: California Governor Brown Still Not Facing Reality With Prisons

    STATE NET CAPITOL JOURNAL SPOTLIGHT After months of judicial wrangling and failed attempts to avoid it, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) last week finally unveiled a much-anticipated plan to cull almost 10,000 inmates from the state's overcrowded prisons. But, as has often been the case throughout...
  • Blog Post: SNCJ Spotlight: Brown, Lawmakers Reach Prison Compromise

    California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) reached a deal with legislative leaders last week to ease overcrowding in the state's prison system by boosting spending on rehabilitative services intended to keep inmates from returning to prison after their release. Brown announced the deal in concert with Assembly...
  • Blog Post: State Net Criminal Law Update: Prison Reform Boosted by Alliances of Conservatives and Liberals

    In rare displays of bipartisanship, state legislative coalitions of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans are overhauling sentencing procedures and making other important changes in criminal justice laws. Legislatures in Alabama and Maryland last month passed laws that will shorten many prison...