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More than a year after a Supreme Court decision requiring it to relieve prison overcrowding, California’s efforts to reduce the prison population have slowed to the point that they are unlikely to be able to comply with the order. The state plans to ask the courts to allow them to house 118,000 prisoners in space designed for 81,500.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) who keeps losing lawsuits challenging his right-wing policies, now wants people to “quit filing those lawsuits” in order to save the state money. Of course, another way Scott could save the state money is to stop enacting unconstitutional policies.