Supreme Court won't stop California inmate reduction

DON THOMPSON | AP
Published: 10/16/2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not interfere with a previous order requiring California to cut its prison population by thousands of inmates.

The justices did not comment on their order, which leaves in place the earlier ruling by a panel of three federal judges requiring California to reduce its prison population by an additional 9,600 inmates to improve medical and mental health treatment.

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