Politics

30,000 California prisoners to go free after Supreme Court decision

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Photo of the Supreme Court (Image by Flickr user Phil Roeder (cc:by))

The Supreme Court ordered that California's prisons were violating the Constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment because of the severe overcrowding. They ordered that some 30,000 prisoners must be released.

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