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California to challenge court order to release 10,000 inmates by year’s end

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  • Gov. Jerry Brown will seek a stay of what he calls “unprecedented” court order
  • A federal court orders prison population to fall to 137.5% of capacity
  • Original lawsuits were filed when overcrowding was at 202% of capacity
  • Federal court ruling threatens California with contempt but defers action
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