POLITICS

Why Won't California Release Innocent Men From Prison?

FILE -  In this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown speaks in Sacramento, Calif. If Brown wins re-election in November,
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown speaks in Sacramento, Calif. If Brown wins re-election in November, he will be given an unprecedented second opportunity to overhaul the California Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Gov. Jerry Brown and the legislature have been cutting down on prison overcrowding to comply with a federal court order, thus leading to a "realignment" policy that moves inmates from state-run prisons to county jails and a policy that may result in some early releases.

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