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Apocalypse
08-03-2013, 02:33 PM
SAN FRANCISCO
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end despite warnings by Gov. Jerry Brown and other state officials that a public safety crisis looms if they're forced to open the prison gates.

The majority of justices refused Brown's emergency request to halt a lower court's directive for the early release of the prisoners to ease severe overcrowding at California's 33 adult prisons.

A panel of three federal judges previously ordered the state to cut its prison population by nearly 8 percent to roughly 110,000 inmates by Dec. 31 to avoid conditions amounting to cruel and unusual punishment.

The panel, responding to decades of lawsuits filed by inmates, repeatedly ordered early releases after finding inmates were needlessly dying and suffering because of inadequate medical and mental health care caused by overcrowding.

Court-appointed experts reported that the prison system had a suicide rate that worsened last year to 24 per 100,000 inmates, far exceeding the national average of 16 suicides per 100,000 inmates in state prisons.

Brown appealed the latest decision of the panel and asked the U.S. Supreme Court to cancel the early release order while considering his arguments that the state is making significant progress in improving conditions.

The governor also said he cannot further reduce the population without releasing dangerous felons.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/02/Supreme-Court-Won-t-Delay-Release-of-California-Prison-Inmates

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Novaheart
08-03-2013, 03:42 PM
We have to come up with a more equitable way of paying for corrections. Since the automobile was invented some states have become destinations for the criminals from all over the country. Notably, California, Texas, and Florida. Come on vacation leave on probation is the joke, but it's note entirely in jest.

That being said, on the show "Locked Up Abroad" I saw something interesting employed in Venezuela, Chile, or Peru (I can't recall which). That something interest was COMMON SENSE. A judge goes to each prison on some kind of schedule and reviews the cases of the prisoners in the prison. If their crime was not a violent one, and if the judge feels that this person poses no risk to society then he is released.

I'm willing to bet that given the sheer volume of people in the prison system, we could sift through the files and find a significant percentage of convicts who have served sufficient time for their nonviolent crime, or who are in jail for crimes which pose no significant threat to society.

Meshuga Mikey
08-03-2013, 05:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end despite warnings by Gov. Jerry Brown and other state officials that a public safety crisis looms if they're forced to open the prison gates.

The governor also said he cannot further reduce the population without releasing dangerous felons.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/02/Supreme-Court-Won-t-Delay-Release-of-California-Prison-Inmates




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Texas is looking better as better as a new address as far as Im concerned!

Novaheart
08-03-2013, 06:01 PM
Texas is looking better as better as a new address as far as Im concerned!

I like Ft. Stockton.

Odysseus
08-04-2013, 12:14 PM
I like Ft. Stockton.

Okay, so that's one place not to settle. :biggrin-new: