Governor Jerry Brown late last night handed in a proposal to further reduce the state's prison population. The state has been working on reducing prison over-crowding since 2011.
One way has been to keep low-level offender in county lock up instead of state prisons, but it has not been enough. The federal court two weeks ago ordered the governor to come up with a plan to shrink the population by an additional nine-thousand inmates.
KPCC's Julie Small has been following this story. She joins the show from Sacramento, where the Governor's office is holding a press conference on the issue.