California Prisons Realignment

  In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, Sacramento County inmates are seen in the exercise yard at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, in Elk Grove, Calif. In a prison realignment plan championed by Gov. Jerry Brown, In an effort to slash the state's costs and reduce its prison populations, a prison realignment plan championed by Gov. Jerry Brown, will allow judges to send non-violent, lower level offenders to county jail for crimes such as property, white collar and drug offenses instead of state prisons. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, Sacramento County inmates are seen in the exercise yard at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, in Elk Grove, Calif. In a prison realignment plan championed by Gov. Jerry Brown, In an effort to slash the state's costs and reduce its prison populations, a prison realignment plan championed by Gov. Jerry Brown, will allow judges to send non-violent, lower level offenders to county jail for crimes such as property, white collar and drug offenses instead of state prisons. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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