Monday, May 23, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Three-Judge Ruling on California Prisons

In 2009, a federal three-judge panel ordered California to dramatically reduce its prison population, citing that the nation's most expensive and overcrowded system had swelled to constitutionally dubious proportions. Unsurprisingly, the Golden State's government challenged the ruling all the way to the nation's highest court. Today, the justices, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld the ruling.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

The following is an op-ed piece about this ruling written by Stephen Yair Liebb and Hector Oropeza. Liebb is currently serving a life sentence at San Quentin. Oropeza was released from San Quentin on June 7, 2011.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2011/06/10/opinion-us-supreme-court-decision-on-prison-overcrowding-in-california-is/#content