Three-Judge Court
Updates

photograph of a CDCR prison

Court-Ordered Targets for CDCR Inmate Population Reduction

Note: Target population estimates are based on current design capacity

Bar chart illustrating court ordered targets for CDCR Inmate Population Reduction

*Percent of design capacity
Design capacity is the number of inmates an institution can house based on one inmate per cell and single-level bunks in dormitories. The current design capacity of CDCR's 34 adult facilities is 82,707, which will increase with the scheduled activation of several construction projects. The resulting increase in design capacity will raise the Three-Judge Court's benchmark population caps proportionally.

October 15, 2014

September 30, 2014

September 15, 2014

August 15, 2014

July 16, 2014

July 3, 2014

June 30, 2014

June 16, 2014

May 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

April 9, 2014

March 12, 2014

March 17, 2014

February 10, 2014

January 28, 2014

January 23, 2014

January 13, 2014


CDCR Weekly Inmate Population

Mouse over each node to see the exact population for the date shown

*Three-Judge Court order covers population levels in the 34 adult institutions in California.
**Overall population includes inmates in fire camps and private facilities (in-state and out-of-state), as well as inmates in the 34 institutions covered by the Three-Judge Court order.
***The target is based on the current “design capacity” of CDCR’s prison system. That number will increase with the scheduled activation of several construction projects: the DeWitt Annex at the California Health Care Facility and in-fill projects at two prisons. The resulting increase in design capacity will raise the Three-Judge Court’s benchmark population cap proportionally.



December 2013

October 2013

September 2013

Declarations

"It would not be responsible to turn over Californiaís criminal justice policy to inmate lawyers who are not accountable to the people.

"My plan avoids early releases of thousands of prisoners and lays the foundation for longer-term changes, and thatís why local officials and law enforcement support it."

- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.


What they're saying...

 

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013


Thursday May 2, 2013

California Files Court-Ordered Population Reduction Plan


Monday, April 15, 2013

Federal Court Rulings About Overcrowding

2013
4/11/13 Three-Judge Court Opinion and Order Denying Defendants' Motion to Vacate or Modify Population Reduction Order
4/11/13 Three-Judge Court Order Requiring List of Proposed Population Reduction Measures
4/5/13 Coleman Termination Order
2012
10/11/12 Three-Judge Court Order to Develop Plans to Achieve Required Prison Population Reduction
5/30/12 Judge Henderson Court Order re: Receivership
2011
6/30/11 Three-Judge Court Interim Report Order
5/23/11 US Supreme Court Decision
2010
1/12/10 Three-Judge Court's Population Reduction Order
2009
2/9/09 Three-Judge Court Ruling

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Filings

State Reports to the
Three-Judge Court

2013
1/8/13 Terminating Prison Overcrowding Emergency Proclamation (10-04-06)
1/7/13 Motion to Vacate or Modify Population Reduction Order
1/7/13 Defendantsí Response to October 11, 2012 Order to Develop Plans to Achieve Required Prison Population Reduction
1/7/13 Motion to Terminate the Coleman Case
2012
11/28/12 Reply to Plaintiffs’ opposition to request to modify and extend final population benchmarks
11/15/12 November 2012 monthly population report and motion to modify
June 30, 2011 order
7/11/12 July 2012 monthly population report
7/11/12 Exhibit in support of July 2012 monthly population report
7/11/12 Declaration (of Ross Meier) in support of July 2012 monthly population report
6/26/12 June 2012 monthly population report
6/26/12 Exhibit in support of June 2012 monthly population report
5/23/12 Opposition to motion requiring defendants to show how population reduction will be achieved by June 2012
5/15/12 May 2012 monthly population report
5/15/12 Exhibit in support of May 2012 monthly population report
3/15/12 March 2012 monthly population report
3/15/12 Declaration (of Ross Meier) in support of March 2012 monthly population report
3/15/12 Exhibit in support of March 2012 monthly population report
1/6/12 January 2012 monthly (and first benchmark) population report
1/6/12 Declaration (of Jay Atkinson) in support of first benchmark population report
1/16/12 Declaration (of Ross Meier) in support of first benchmark population report
2011
12/15/11 December 2011 monthly population report
11/15/11 November 2011 monthly population report
11/15/11 Exhibit in support of November 2011 monthly population report
10/5/11 Stipulation and proposed order on attorney fees, etc
9/15/11 September 2011 monthly population report
8/16/11 August 2011 monthly population report
7/21/11 July 2011 monthly population report
7/21/11 Declaration (of Jay Atkinson) in support of July 2011 monthly population report
7/21/11 Declaration (of Ross Meier) in support of July 2011 monthly population report
6/7/11 June 2011 population report; plans for complying with Three-Judge Court order
2009
11/12/09 Population Reduction Plan

Related Materials

Press Releases
6/7/11 State Responds to Three-Judge Court’s Order
5/23/11 CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Inmate Reductions
11/12/09 Previous Population Management Plan

Video
6/7/11 Secretary Cate press conference responding to Three-Judge Courtís order
6/3/11 Prison overcrowding video posted on YouTube. (video no longer available)
Photographs

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