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October 21, 2013

"Federal judges extend Gov. Brown's prison crowding deadline -- again"

The title of this post is the headline of this afternoon report from the Los Angeles Times concerning the latest development in the long-running dickering over how California is dealing with a federal court order to reduce its prison population.  Here are the details:

A panel of federal judges has given Gov. Jerry Brown an additional 28 days to come up with long-term solutions to the state's prison crowding problems.

In an order issued Monday, the judges moved the deadline for California to remove about 9,600 inmates from state lockups to Feb. 24, adding almost a month to their last deadline of Jan. 27. It previously was Dec. 31. They also ordered the state to continue negotiating for solutions with lawyers representing California's 134,000 prisoners.

Monday was the deadline for a state appeals judge, Peter Siggins, who was assigned to mediate those confidential talks, to report on the two sides’ progress. Based on Siggins' confidential update and recommendations, the federal panel ordered the negotiations to continue, with another update due Nov. 18, the jurists said in their signed order. The judges extended their first deadline and ordered the discussions after Brown asked them last month for three more years in which to reduce inmate numbers.

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So doug what was it. You didn't like the "F" word so you canned the whole post? or did i hit too close to the truth!

That if this was anyone else and they basiclaly told the court to kiss off? is kiss off better" They would be UNDER the jail!

Posted by: rodsmith | Oct 23, 2013 11:42:28 AM

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