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SEP 05, 2013 - Huffington Post

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California Prison Reformers: Release Elderly Prisoners To Ease Overcrowded Facilities

If California releases more elderly prisoners, the state might be able to comply with a federal court order to ease overcrowding in its prisons, prison-reform advocates say. The state also could meet that requirement by releasing thousands of prisoners who have received substance-abuse counseling, vocational training and other services aimed at preventing released inmates from reverting to criminal activity, they argue. Although advocates have touted these reforms for months, they have ramped up the intensity of their rhetoric in recent days, as the state’s Democratic establishment ... Read More

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