California is experiencing a tremendous overcrowding problem in their prisons. As a result there is a push to release as many as 57,000 inmates who are currently being crammed into converted gymnasiums. With over 170,000 prisoners currently guests of the State (normal capacity should be around half that) California's already stretched budget is almost at the breaking point.
However there is a court battle between state and federal officials over the issue. California is loathe to release dangerous criminals back into the general population and will not do so without a fight.
I hereby offer a solution-
Send the excess prison population to Guantanamo!
This would not only cure the overcrowding in their jails but also recycle a soon to be closed facility.
A WIN-WIN SCENARIO!