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Gov. Jerry Brown submits plan to reduce prison population

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California Gov. Jerry Brown looks on during a news conference at Google headquarters on September 25, 2012 in Mountain View, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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.

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