Judge Rules Inmate Transfers Illegal

A Superior Court Judge in Sacramento Tuesday struck down Governor Schwarzenegger's plan to relieve overcrowded prisons by transferring inmates out of state. It's a blow to the Governor, who had hoped to reduce the number of prisoners by June (the deadline a federal judge set for the state to take solid steps to fix the problem). If California fails to do so, the judge could set a population cap, which could mean releasing prisoners early.