The federal courts have determined that former federal judge Elwood Lui will be in charge of ordering the release of specified inmates if the Brown administration is unwilling or unable to act to reduce the prison population to 137.5% of design capacity by the end of February 2016.
As of right now the system is about 9,000 over that cap. There are some additional beds being brought on-line which will help substantially, but there is also a projected net increase in numbers due to the normal ebb and flow of such things, including increases in second and third strike cases which must go to state prison rather than local lockup.
The feds are referring to Lui as a “compliance officer.”
Source: Sacramento Bee (http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/09/6311041/judges-appoint-prison-population.html)