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Complying with the Plata Court Order Without Releases

California Governor Jerry Brown is holding a press conference, along with legislative and law enforcement leaders, announcing plans to comply with the order of the three-judge Plata court without releasing any additional prisoners.

He isn't giving a lot of details, presumably we will get that later, but the plan evidently involves use of vacant capacity within the state as well as increased use of out-of-state, presumably private, prison facilities.

Involving Republican legislative leaders and law enforcement is a sharp contrast with his handling of the Realignment bill in 2011, rammed through the legislature in a single day with no attempt whatever at cooperation.

The Speaker of the Assembly and the Republican (minority) leaders of both houses are on board.  The Senate President Pro Tem is absent.

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