Matt Cate, who oversaw a dramatic, court-ordered reduction of California's prison population as secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, is resigning, the Brown administration confirmed this afternoon.
Cate will become executive director of the California State Association of Counties.
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PHOTO CREDIT: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Matt Cate in Sacramento office during a 2011 interview. The Sacramento Bee/Randall Benton