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Case3:01-cv-01351-TEH Document2511 Filed01/07/13 Page1 of 32

1 KAMALA D. HARRIS Attorney General of the State of California 2 JONATHAN L. WOLFF Senior Assistant Attorney General 3 JAY C. RUSSELL SBN 122626 Supervising Deputy Attorney General 4 DEBBIE VOROUS SBN 166884 PATRICK McKINNEY SBN 215228 5 Deputy Attorneys General 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000 6 San Francisco, CA 94102-7004 Telephone: (415) 703-3035 7 Facsimile: (415) 703-5843 Email: Patrick.McKinney@doj.ca.gov 8 9 Attorneys for Defendants 10 11 12 13 14 15

HANSON BRIDGETT LLP JERROLD C. SCHAEFER SBN 39374 PAUL B. MELLO SBN 179755 WALTER R. SCHNEIDER SBN 173113 SAMANTHA D. WOLFF SBN 240280 PAUL B. GRUWELL SBN 252474 425 Market Street, 26th Floor San Francisco, California 94105 Telephone: (415) 777-3200 Facsimile: (415) 541-9366 pmello@hansonbridgett.com

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA AND THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT COMPOSED OF THREE JUDGES PURSUANT TO SECTION 2284, TITLE 28 UNITED STATES CODE 2:90-cv-00520 LKK JFM P

16 RALPH COLEMAN, et. al., 17 18 v. Plaintiffs,

THREE-JUDGE COURT

19 EDMUND G. BROWN JR., et al., 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 v. EDMUND G. BROWN JR., et al., Defendants. DEFENDANTS RESPONSE TO OCTOBER 11, 2012 ORDER TO DEVELOP PLANS TO ACHIEVE REQUIRED PRISON POPULATION REDUCTION MARCIANO PLATA, et al., Plaintiffs, THREE-JUDGE COURT C01-1351 TEH Defendants.

Defs. Resp. to Oct. 11, 2012 Order

4914067.2

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1 2 3 I. 4 II. 5 6 7 III. 8 9 10 11 3. 12 13 14 15 2. 16 C. 17 1. 18 2. 19 20 21 22 5. 23 IV. 24 25 A. 26 27 28 B. 3. 4. B.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Page The State Has Already Taken Significant Actions in All Areas This Court Identified as Potential Ways to Safely Reduce the Prison Population..................... 3 Further Prison Population Reductions to Satisfy the Courts Population Cap Cannot Be Achieved Unless the Court Alters State Law, Dictates the Adoption of Risky Prison Policies, and Orders the Outright Early Release of Inmates Serving Prison Terms For Serious and Violent Felonies ........................... 6 All Potential Options To Further Reduce the Prison Population Are Poor............... 8 A. Expansion of Credits .................................................................................... 9 1. 2. Minimum Support Facilities ............................................................... 9 Milestone Completion Credits for Serious and Violent Inmates............................................................................................ 10 Increased Credit Earning for Violent and Second Strike Felons .............................................................................................. 11

Changes To State Sentencing Laws .......................................................... 11 1. Require Prison-Bound Felons with Nine Months or Less to Serve to Remain in County Jail ....................................................... 11 Change More Felonies to be Served in County Jail......................... 12

Other Potential Options to Decrease Population ........................................ 13 Expand Fire Camp Eligibility ............................................................ 13 Expand Work Furlough, Restitution Centers, and Alternative Custody Programs ........................................................................... 14 Slowed Return of Out-of-State Placements ..................................... 14 Increase Use of Contract Private Prison and Leased County Jail Space in California .................................................................... 16 Court-Ordered Releases of Convicted Felons ................................. 16

Plaintiffs Plan Demonstrates that Compliance with the Courts Population Cap Cannot be Achieved Without Court-Ordered Early Releases and the Adoption of Unsound Prison Policies .................................................................... 17 Plaintiffs Advocate for Outright Early Release of Thousands of Murderers and Other Serious and Violent Felons ...................................... 17 Plaintiffs Advocate for the Outright Release of All Third-Strike Inmates Eligible to Seek Resentencing Under Proposition 36 ................... 19 -i-

Defs. Resp. to Oct. 11, 2012 Order

4914067.2

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Plaintiffs Advocate for the Early Release of Inmates Who Are Not U.S. Citizens .............................................................................................. 20 Plaintiffs Retroactive-Credit Proposal Would Threaten Public Safety ........ 21 Plaintiffs Milestone Credit Proposal Subverts the Programs Purpose ...... 22

3 E. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -iiDefs. Resp. to Oct. 11, 2012 Order 4914067.2

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1 2 3 4 FEDERAL CASES

TABLE OF AUTHORITIES Page

5 Agostini v. Felton, 521 U.S. 203, 215 (1997) ........................................................................................ 2 6 Brown v. Plata, 7 563 U.S. ___, 131 S. Ct. 1910, 1941 (2011) ........................................................... 2 8 California v. U.S. Dept. of Justice 114 F.3d 1222, 1226 (D.C. Cir. 1997 .................................................................... 20 9 Horne v. Flores, 10 557 U.S. 433 (2009)................................................................................................ 2 11 12 STATE CASES 13 In re Ballard, 115 Cal. App. 3d 647 (1981) ................................................................................. 22 14 In re Lawrence 15 44 Cal.4th 1181 (Cal. Sup. Ct. 2008) .................................................................... 17 16 In re Shaputis 44 Cal.4th 1241 (Cal. Sup. Ct. 2008) .................................................................... 17 17 18 FEDERAL STATUTES 19 20 8 U.S.C. 1365(a)............................................................................................................... 20

21 18 U.S.C. 3626(a)(1)(A) ....................................................................................................... 2 22 18 U.S.C. 3626(a)(1)(B) ....................................................................................................... 6 23 24 Title 15 sections 3080 and 3081) ....................................................................................... 14 25 Title 15, sections 3375.2 ..................................................................................................... 13 26 27 28 -iiiDefs. Resp. to Oct. 11, 2012 Order 4914067.2

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1 STATE STATUTES 2 California Government Code 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13332.10 ............................................................................................................ 15 13332.19 ............................................................................................................ 15 14616 ................................................................................................................. 15 14660 ................................................................................................................. 15 14669 ................................................................................................................. 15 14825-14828 .................................................................................................... 15 14835-14837 .................................................................................................... 15 15853 ................................................................................................................. 15 15815 ................................................................................................................. 15 18500 et seq. ............................................................................................. 15, 16 19130 ........................................................................................................... 15, 16 4530-4535.3 ..................................................................................................... 15 4525-4529.20 ................................................................................................... 15 7070-7086 ........................................................................................................ 15 7105-7118 ........................................................................................................ 15

18 California Penal Code 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -ivDefs. Resp. to Oct. 11, 2012 Order 4914067.2

290 ......................................................................................................................... 290(e)................................................................................................................... 7 473 ..................................................................................................................... 13 458 et seq. ....................................................................................................... 13 484 et seq ........................................................................................................ 13 667(c)(5) ............................................................................................... 7, 9, 11, 22 1170(a)................................................................................................................ 12 1170(h)(3) ........................................................................................................... 12 1170.05 ...........................

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