Ruling declares system ‘dysfunctional’ and says long delays in executions violate U.S. Constitution.
As a result of the ACA, more inmates will be able to get access to immediate care when they’re out.
Early inmate releases began two weeks ago, according to a Los Angeles Times report released Tuesday.
Prisoners’ rights group says, despite progress, dozens of counties still have not met letter of 2013 law.
Three-judge panel finds state has made steps toward ‘durable’ solution to prison overcrowding.
Facing a court-ordered April deadline, state says it needs more time to cut number of inmates.
Court says it will act in next 30 days on state’s request to delay complying with limit on inmates.
The decision leaves Gov. Jerry Brown with one last option to persuade a lower court to intervene.
Brown and legislative leaders agree to pass competing plans to meet court order to cut prison population.
Archcriminal Whitey Bulger was convicted today in Boston on murder and racketeering charges, and he faces life in prison when he’s sentenced on Nov. 13. Not the first time he’s been there, of course. As we wrote about in 2011, when Bulger was captured after 17 years on the lam, he was incarcerated at Alcatraz […]