WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an eight-minute video news report, Deputy County Prosecutor Steve Ipsen describes why only convicted murderers will be released from prison to comply with Federal court orders to stop overcrowding in prisons. According to Ipsen, the Federal Judicial mandates are requiring Prison officials to take swift action to reduce over population in the California Prison system. This, Ipsen says will result in the release of murderers who are sentenced to life and whose long term care promises excessive costs, including health care for the aging prison inmates. Ipsen cites the recent increase of "Compassionate Releases" for murderers is already becoming the favored way to reduce the prison population by the Department of Corrections. He notes that the State must find ways to reduce costs and the prison population. Watch 8 minute video at this URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Blogs/100.php
Reform First: To Stop Release of Murderers
In a separate video Prosecutor Ipsen is calling for a new program of "Reform First" before dangerous felons are released from prison. He cites the labeling of first-time and small-time drug offenses as "Felony" has added to the jail-prison overcrowding by felonizing many in our society who should have an opportunity to prove they are not "hard core" drug offenders by working at a full-time job for one year, after which their sentence would be reduced from "felon" to misdemeanor.
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