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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 a prison 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 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 caps proportionally.


CDCR Weekly Inmate Population

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*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.



CDCR Weekly Parole Population

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