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.