Thursday, February 2, 2012
CA to Stop Shipping Prisoners Out of State?
As California seeks to re-align its prison population to comply with the Supreme Court's order in Brown v. Plata, it needs to figure out what to do with tens of thousands of prisoners that it simply does not have room to house. But thankfully, the state does not appear to be considering the use of out-of-state private facilities to house its prisoners. In fact, quite the opposite seems to be true; the Secretary of Corrections recently said it was a "primary goal" of the department to stop sending prisoners to private prisons in other states. Let's hope they reach their goal.