Maldonado takes aim at state prison changes
May 9, 2013
Telling reporters in Sacramento that his motivations are not political, Abel Maldonado announced Monday he will be leading the charge on a proposed ballot initiative to repeal Gov. Brown’s prison realignment. [Sacramento Bee]
The former lieutenant governor and San Luis Obispo County resident held a carefully-constructed press conference on the top floor of a parking structure with the Capitol dome prominent in the background.
Maldonado plans to run against Brown next year.
The governor has made changes in how the state’s prison population is housed in order to comply with orders from a string of federal judges.
California lawmakers two years ago approved a plan to move some low-level offenders out of state facilities and parole programs to individual counties.
“I’m here to address an issue that threatens the lives of every Californian, an issue that is the most important issue in California in a generation,” Maldonado said.