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California needs more time to fix prison overcrowding, report says

Aug 5, 2011 10:38:50 PM- latimes.com
Legislative analyst says sending thousands of inmates to local jails is a good step. But the planned realignment won't move enough inmates as quickly as a federal court requires, according to his report.

California is unlikely to meet a federal court mandate to reduce its prison population by 34,000 inmates within two years, so state officials should ask for more time, the Legislature's top advisor said Friday.

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