By Carmen Herrera |Staff Writer| California is in a heap of trouble. Within the next two years, about 33,000 inmates must be released due to overcrowding in the California state prison system, the largest nationwide. The ruling was caused by citing overcrowding in prisons as being equivalent to cruel and unusual punishment. The question now is who exactly will be the “lucky” ones and be released? If this ruling is going to take place, than inmates with minor offenses should be the ones released, rather than criminals with serious offenses. Having minor offenders placed in the same prisons as ones with serious and threatening counts has not worked. The prison population has … [Read more...] about Inmates must be released but which ones?