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California risks violating first deadline to cut prison population

Jun 8, 2011 12:41:00 AM- latimes.com
California has to meet a November deadline to slash the head count by more than 10,000 inmates, but administration officials say they can't act without funding from the Legislature. A Republican leader accuses Gov. Brown of relying on 'scare tactics.'

Reporting from Sacramento -- California is in danger of violating the first court-ordered deadline for cutting its prison population unless lawmakers pass Gov. Jerry Brown's tax plan, state officials said Tuesday.

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