Inmates at a California state prison walk past their bunk beds in a gymnasium modified to house prisoners. The largest one-time release of federal prisoners starts this month in an effort to reduce overcrowding. Photo: AP
Inmates at a California state prison walk past their bunk beds in a gymnasium modified to house prisoners. The largest one-time release of federal prisoners starts this month in an effort to reduce overcrowding. Photo: AP
Inmates at a California state prison walk past their bunk beds in a gymnasium modified to house prisoners. The largest one-time release of federal prisoners starts this month in an effort to reduce overcrowding. Photo: AP

Thousands of drug offenders set for early freedom in the largest inmate release in US history

Prison terms of those convicted of drug-related offences would be cut by an average of 25 months

Inmates at a California state prison walk past their bunk beds in a gymnasium modified to house prisoners. The largest one-time release of federal prisoners starts this month in an effort to reduce overcrowding. Photo: AP
Inmates at a California state prison walk past their bunk beds in a gymnasium modified to house prisoners. The largest one-time release of federal prisoners starts this month in an effort to reduce overcrowding. Photo: AP
Inmates at a California state prison walk past their bunk beds in a gymnasium modified to house prisoners. The largest one-time release of federal prisoners starts this month in an effort to reduce overcrowding. Photo: AP
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