Supreme Court orders California to r...

Supreme Court orders California to release inmates

There are 6 comments on the www.latimes.com story from May 24, 2011, titled Supreme Court orders California to release inmates. In it, www.latimes.com reports that:

The Supreme Court ordered California on Monday to release tens of thousands of its prisoners to relieve overcrowding, saying that "needless suffering and death" had resulted from putting too many inmates into facilities that cannot hold them in decent conditions.

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Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#1 May 24, 2011
NY State, and perhaps other states, heve large surplus capacity in their prisons. Why don't they rent space to the California prison system?

They could move prisoners from the nearly empty upstate NY prisons, and fill empty prisons with bi-coastal thugs.
sue

Branford, CT

#2 May 24, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
NY State, and perhaps other states, heve large surplus capacity in their prisons. Why don't they rent space to the California prison system?
They could move prisoners from the nearly empty upstate NY prisons, and fill empty prisons with bi-coastal thugs.
Cause CA is broke.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#4 May 24, 2011
If they state can't take care of them effectively, it's assumed that CONVICTS can take BETTER care of themselves on the outside??(without any means of support/employment)

So put "suffering and death" right back into the communities??

Duh!!!!!!!!!

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#5 May 24, 2011
sue wrote:
<quoted text>Cause CA is broke.
Sherrif Joe of AZ will be more than happy to throw them into his tent city..........probably at a discount.

Is CA so broke that it can't even afford tents?
Chicago Guy

Evanston, IL

#6 May 24, 2011
Eleanor wrote:
If they state can't take care of them effectively, it's assumed that CONVICTS can take BETTER care of themselves on the outside??(without any means of support/employment)
So put "suffering and death" right back into the communities??
Duh!!!!!!!!!
The majority of inmates in CA are there for non-violent drug offenses. The insanely high prison populations are due to the failed "Three Strikes" policy of Reagan.

Non-violent drug offenders should not be crammed into a general prison population. Talk about a factory for MAKING hardened criminals out of addicts.
And

Sacramento, CA

#7 May 30, 2011
Chicago Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
The majority of inmates in CA are there for non-violent drug offenses. The insanely high prison populations are due to the failed "Three Strikes" policy of Reagan.
Non-violent drug offenders should not be crammed into a general prison population. Talk about a factory for MAKING hardened criminals out of addicts.
Amen.........
Excellent Post.......

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