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Holden's Statement on Efforts to Avoid Early Release of Prisoners (SB 105)

Black news from Pasadena - In Brief - Chris Holden on Prison OvercrowdingSacramento, CA – Assemblymember and Majority Whip Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) issued the following statement on the Assembly vote today to ease prison overcrowding.

SB 105 asks the judges to give the state extra time to reduce California's prison population in exchange for a promise to spend additional funds on prison rehabilitation efforts.

"This bipartisan agreement is the latest effort to comply with the federal court order and sends a clear message that California intends to reduce prison overcrowding while avoiding early release of prisoners into our communities.

In order to meet the terms of the federal court order, we have agreed with the Governor's proposal to spend an additional $315 million immediately for inmate housing. The agreement also provides additional incentives to counties to provide supervision and services to further reduce the prison population.

We have strengthened the requirements in the bill to ensure the Administration works with the Legislature in developing long-term solutions so that California moves towards reducing the revolving door of recidivism while keeping the public safe."

 

 

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