By now some of you may have caught Governor Schwarzenegger's State of the State speech today. The full speech can be accessed here. And, here is the Governor's proposal, titled "Reshaping our Priorities to Shift Funding from Prisons to Universities". Among other things, the proposal reads:
To realize cost savings in corrections, the amendment expands the authority of the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation (CDCR) to lower costs by contracting with entities outside state government for prison operations and services. In line with the Governor’s commitment to public safety,the measure prohibits releasing prisoners early as a means of reducing costs.