Sheriff's request inmate early release

May 21, 2008 8:44:08 AM PDT
The Orange County Sheriff's Department plans to ask for a temporary court order allowing inmates to be released early to ease overcrowding, but prosecutors say they will oppose the request.A hearing is set for Thursday.

A Superior Court judge denied a similar request earlier this month after saying the department had not notified state and county prosecutors.

Acting Sheriff Jack Anderson wants to release the inmates up to five days early.