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Gov. Brown given 30-day extension to reduce prison overcrowding




California Gov. Jerry Brown looks on during a news conference at Google headquarters on September 25, 2012 in Mountain View, California.
California Gov. Jerry Brown looks on during a news conference at Google headquarters on September 25, 2012 in Mountain View, California.
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As we reported on the show previously, California signed a deal on Tuesday with a private prison contractor for two facilities and had plans to lease more space. But yesterday afternoon, a three-judge panel granted Governor Brown only a 30-day extension to reduce crowding: now he has until Jan. 27.

That order could bring a halt to any more private prison leases. To talk about all of this we turn to Paige St. John of the LA Times.