SCOTUS to California: Free 40,000 prisoners

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May 23, 2011
Agence France-Presse    
Posted in News, PND News

"The US Supreme Court ordered California Monday to free thousands of prison inmates, saying chronic overcrowding violated inmates' rights -- but one judge warned the ruling was 'outrageous.' In a narrow 5-4 majority ruling upholding a lower court decision, the top US court said the release is the only way to address the constitutional violation of cruel and unusual punishment." (05/23/11)  

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