|CA inmates get early release under law|
SACRAMENTO, CA - A new state law will allow California to reduce its prison population by 6,500 inmates over the next year. The law would allow some low-risk inmates to leave prison early and help reduce prison overcrowding.
"It allows our parole agent case loads to be lower and for us to focus on the more dangerous, more serious parolees-at-large," said Gordon Hinkle, spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The law expands early release credits for inmates who finish educational and vocational programs. It also stops state monitoring of low-level offenders after their release.
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