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FILE -- In this photo Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, inmates walk through the exercise yard at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif. California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's 2011 realignment law took effect, according to a report released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

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**FILE** Inmates pass the time in cramped conditions at California State Prison in Los Angeles. (California Department of Corrections via Associated Press)

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**FILE** Inmates pass the time in cramped conditions at California State Prison in Los Angeles. (California Department of Corrections via Associated Press)

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Inmates pass the time in cramped conditions at California State Prison in Los Angeles. The Supreme Court on Monday endorsed a court order requiring California to cut its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates to improve overall health care. (California Department of Corrections via Associated Press)