Did US Supreme Court Overreach With Cali. Prison Ruling?
by: NPR Staff, NPR, May 25, 2011 11:05:00 am
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ordered Cali. to cut its prison population by 30,000, even if it means freeing inmates. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said overcrowding subjects prisoners to cruel and unusual punishment. Host Michel Martin explores what this means for Cali. with Eva Rodriguez, Washington Post Editorial Writer, and David Fathi, Director of the National Prison Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.