Assembly Bill Would Change Gov. Brown's Prison Realignment Plan

On Monday, Assembly member Ken Cooley (D-Sacramento) said that he has introduced a new bill (AB 222) would alter part of Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) prison realignment law, which aims to reduce overcrowding to improve inmate health care, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports (Thompson, AP/Sacramento Bee, 4/1).

In 2006, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson ruled that federal oversight of the state's prison health care system was needed after determining that an average of one inmate per week died as a result of medical malpractice or neglect.