Jerry Brown is currently under court order to reduce the state prison population, but he's balked at the target numbers set by a federal judge. Yesterday, Brown told reporters that he's willing to take his case all the way to the Supreme Court.
As the legal battles continue, thousands of inmates continue to flow from California's 33 state prisons to local authorities. That means probation officers throughout California are now tasked with supervising a lot more violent criminals.
For more on how LA County has been responding to this new situation, we're joined now by Jerry Powers, L.A. County's chief probation officer.