Legislators await governor’s prison package

California legislators eagerly are awaiting an official look at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s prison-reform package. Reputed to be more than half as big as the $6 billion plan he floated earlier this year, it will seek to balance the new prison construction sought by Republicans with reforms wanted by Democrats.

“Clearly something needs to be done to address the crisis conditions in our correctional institutions,” said Richard Stapler, press secretary to Assembly Speaker Fabian N

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