“The prison emergency is over,” Gov. Jerry Brown said in a press conference Tuesday morning. “After decades of work, the job is now complete.” The governor has issued an executive order ending a state of emergency that allowed California to transfer thousands of prisoners involuntarily out of state. With the order lifted, those prisoners may return to California.
Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis