Wilson’s group called on Schiff’s constituents to oppose the proposal.
“There are going to be boots throughout the district, and they’re not going to be happy with Congressman Schiff,” Wilson said in a statement.
Glendale Patriots, a group of conservative area residents are planning on attending a Schiff town hall planned for Tuesday in Alhambra, where they expect to grill the congressman.
Opposition to prisoner release plan builds
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich joined a growing chorus of officials who are protesting a court order to release nearly 41,000 state prisoners as a way to ease overcrowding in the system.
Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Wednesday also denounced the order from a three-judge federal panel to bring the state prison population down to 137% of system capacity.
The panel has given the state 45 days to come up with a plan for reducing the number of prisoners or face court intervention.
The governor’s office and the state Legislature have been working on a plan for reducing the number of prisoners in state custody to alleviate overcrowding issues and cut down on costs, which were projected at about $1 billion in the first year under the latest proposal.
Antonovich, whose district includes Glendale and Burbank, released a statement Wednesday criticizing the court ruling as “reckless and irresponsible.”
He also encouraged the state attorney general’s office to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, and action currently under consideration by state officials.
If the court ruling is allowed to stand, California’s 33 prisons, which currently house 150,354 convicts, would be forced to release 40,591 inmates, reducing the total population to 109,763, according to Antonovich’s office.
Performance rights bill moves forward