Governor Brown Issues Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling


5-23-2011

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Courtís ruling in Brown v. Plata:

ďThe Supreme Court has upheld a lower courtís decision that California must reduce its prison population. In its ruling, the Supreme Court recognized that the enactment of AB 109 is key to meeting this obligation. We must now secure full and constitutionally guaranteed funding to put into effect all the realignment provisions contained in AB 109. As we work to carry out the Courtís ruling, I will take all steps necessary to protect public safety.Ē

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