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A panel of three federal judges last week threatened to hold California Governor Jerry Brown in contempt if he doesn't swiftly implement a plan to cut down California's prison population by 10,000 inmates—a task the panel first ordered the state to undertake 2009 in response to a class action accusing the state of failing to provide prisoners with adequate healthcare. So Reuters reports.

Brown, a Democrat, has made requests to vacate the order, and says he lacks the authority to enact certain measures to reduce prison crowding.

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