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January 29, 2015 1:55 PM

Prisons reach court-ordered inmate levels a year ahead of schedule

California’s prison population has hit the court-ordered benchmark of 137.5 percent of capacity, more than one year before the deadline. Although the population inside the state’s 34 adult prisons fluctuates, the development is seen as a sign that the state is making steady progress toward cutting inmate populations.

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