Ohio is the most recent state to warn of a pending increase in its prison population. The state currently houses around 50,000 inmates (131% of its inmate capacity). The population is expected to reach 53,000 in six years (139% of its inmate capacity).
California’s prison system was deemed unconstitutional when it was housing 140% of its inmate capacity and was forced to look at ways to release prisoners earlier.
Recent law changes in Ohio were supposed to help decrease the populations but the benefits have not yet emerged (Ohio Stow Sentry, 8/29/2013).