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Oh, Please December 8, 2010

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.
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From a New York Times editorial:

“Last year, under a federal law focusing on prison conditions [in California], the lower court found that overcrowding was the “primary cause” of gruesome inadequacies in medical and mental health care. The court concluded that the only relief under the law “capable of remedying these constitutional deficiencies” is a “prison release order.”

“Today, there are almost twice as many inmates in California’s 33 prisons as they were designed for. The court ordered the state to reduce that population by around 30 percent. While still leaving it overcrowded, that would free up space, staff and other vital resources for long overdue medical and mental health clinics.”

Has anyone noticed that the crime rates are very low now? Has anyone drawn any correlation?

The “obvious” solution to the prison problem is not to release the prisoners. That would be like hiring thugs to harass the paying passengers to prevent terrorists from crashing airliners. No, we don’t need fewer prisoners; Cal-ee-FOR-knee-ya needs to build more prisons.

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1. Bob - December 8, 2010

Nope, the Republik of Kalifornia doesn’t need to build more prisons. We just need to hire Sheriff Joe Arpaio from AZ, erect some good tents surrounded by concertina wire and issue pink undies to the inmates. Joe knows how to take care of business.

2. gregquill - December 8, 2010

You’re right, Bob! Joe is the MAN!

If under the liberal plan they DO release some of the poor prisoners, tell ’em to release them in the direction of Arizona…

-Greg


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