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With two-year extension, California ponders prison population reduction

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk past their bunk beds in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners  in Chino, California

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Inmates at Chino State Prison walk past their bunk beds in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners in Chino, California

A federal three-judge panel ruled yesterday that Governor Jerry Brown now has two more years to reduce the state's prison population. Michael Montgomery, a reporter with the Center for Investigative Reporting, joins the show to talk about how California will meet this new deadline and how prisoners are reacting to the news.


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