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Supreme Court Ruling Boosts Gov. Brown's 'Prison Realignment' Plan

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The U.S. Supreme Court today endorsed a lower court order requiring California to sharply cut its prison population within two years, as part of a plan to improve medical care for those who remain in prison. The 5-4 decision adds momentum to Governor Jerry Brown's plan for "prison realignment." Under the proposal, now in the Legislature, the state would transfer about 30,000 low-level offenders from prisons to county jails.

The County Sheriff's Association has tentatively endorsed the governor's plan, but only if the Legislature approves funds reimbursing counties for the new inmates.

Host Cy Musiker talks with Robert Weisberg, co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center.

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