California – State says taxes needed to reduce prison population

Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer – Tuesday, June 7, 2011 (06-07) 13:13 PDT Sacramento — California’s prison chief said today that Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to extend and increase taxes is the only way for the state to meet a court order to reduce its prison population by about 33,000 inmates over the next two years. [More: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/07/BARH1JQOVQ.DTL&tsp=1 ]

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California – State says taxes needed to reduce prison population