State Senate approves plan to reduce California's prison population

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The State Senate approved the governor's prison plan today, but the bill hit a snag in the Assembly. The legislation would cut the state’s prison population by about 27,000 inmates by allowing some inmates to serve the final part of their sentence under house arrest. The proposal would also reduce some property crimes to misdemeanors. KPCC's Kari Moran spoke with John Myers of the California Report about why the Assembly hadn't yet taken up the bill.