Federal judges order cap on California's prison population

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California prisoners in a crowded gymnasium.

A three-judge panel today ordered California to reduce its prison population by 40,000 inmates. The federal judges ruled that the move was necessary so the state can bring its prison medical care up to adequate standards. KPCC's Alex Cohen spoke with state capitol reporter Julie Small about the ruling.

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