In a letter to the Governor, legislative leaders outlined their opposition to implementing a plan that would release inmates early...
"California already has a prison incarceration rate significantly below the national average. The state’s inmate population has fallen significantly in recent years14 and you have proposed to close two prisons. There is no budgetary or policy reason why the Department should expand the early release of inmates. Particularly in the current climate, accelerating the release of the most serious and violent felons jeopardizes public safety. It also makes a mockery of the concept of truth-in-sentencing when inmates serve a small fraction of their court-ordered sentences."