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CDCR Achieves Second Benchmark in Population Reduction Two Months Early

July 13, 2012

According to its July status report, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) met its July 2012 benchmark for reducing the state’s inmate population set forth by the three-judge panel. 

 

The report shows CDCR has reduced its inmate population to 151.6 percent of prison design capacity two months ahead of schedule. This reduction represents 23,242 fewer inmates than on Oct. 1, 2011, when realignment was implemented.

In May 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a previous ruling by a federal three-judge panel that ordered California to reduce its prison population to 137.5 percent of design capacity. Based on its latest report, CDCR projects that it will be on target to reach its next benchmark of 147 percent design capacity by Dec. 27, 2012.

For more on population reduction and realignment, please visit CDCR’s website



 
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