Monday, May 23, 2011

Governor Edmund G. Brown and Secretary Cate respond to the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Plata:

“The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision that California must reduce its prison population. In its ruling, the Supreme Court recognized that the enactment of AB 109 is key to meeting this obligation. We must now secure full and constitutionally guaranteed funding to put into effect all the realignment provisions contained in AB 109. As we work to carry out the Court’s ruling, I will take all steps necessary to protect public safety.”


Find CDCR Secretary Cate’s statement about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming a three-judge court’s population reduction order, information, fact sheets, and links to graphics by visiting http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/News/3_judge_panel_decision.html target="_blank"

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