California’s prison system hit a milestone at midnight, with new figures showing Thursday that the current inmate population inside the state’s 34 adult prisons has fallen below a court-ordered cap as reported by the Sacramento Bee. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement:
“There is little cause for celebration. This threshold has been met at the expense of our families’ safety and security.
“This is not an accomplishment; it is the product of releasing felons before they complete their terms including an agreement between the courts and the Brown Administration to increase credits and release second strikers early.
“Without sufficient rehabilitation, releasing a convicted person into society is a disservice to the individual and harmful to our communities.”
Friday, January 30, 2015
Nielsen: Prison cap no cause for celebration
Sen. Jim Nielsen: