California state prison officials have until midnight tonight to submit a plan to federal officials for prison inmate reduction. It's a fight that California has had with federal officals for years.
The federal government seized control of California's prisons in 2005, and recently Governor Jerry Brown has been a vocal advocate for returning control of the prisons to California. But the federal government may be facing its own problems related to prisoner care.
Yesterday the Associated Press broke a story on California's prison mental health system that show how California spends more money on anti-psychotic medication than any other state in the nation. Many believe that this shows a tendancy to over-medicate mentally ill prisoners.
With more is Don Thompson, the reporter with the AP