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California told to prepare massive prisoner release
Reuters ^ | August 4, 2009

Posted on 08/04/2009 7:11:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. judges on Tuesday told California to prepare to release more than 40,000 of its 150,000 inmates to reduce overcrowding in state prisons, which suffer from massive healthcare problems.

The cash-strapped state already plans to release ailing and short-term inmates for budget issues. That would clear up to 37,000 beds over two years, estimated California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Matthew Cate.

But he said an order from federal judges would set a "dangerous precedent" and argued at a news conference that California had cleaned up prisons and hired medical professionals to fill chronic gaps that had left prisoners without adequate physical or mental care.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca; california; corrections; freepass; iou; jail; prisons

1 posted on 08/04/2009 7:11:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Release them at the federal courthouse where these judges have their offices.


2 posted on 08/04/2009 7:12:21 PM PDT by dominic flandry
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To: Free ThinkerNY; martin_fierro; dighton; Tijeras_Slim; Travis T. OJustice; Constitution Day

California’s releasing their massive prisoners?


5 posted on 08/04/2009 7:14:29 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Morgana

Why? Goode Olde Charlie should be be appointed to a Federal
Judgeship. He’d fit right in!


6 posted on 08/04/2009 7:14:51 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: Free ThinkerNY
U.S. judges on Tuesday told California to prepare to release more than 40,000 of its 150,000 inmates to reduce overcrowding in state prisons, which suffer from massive healthcare problems.

Good idea! Send them to Michigan so they can join the Gitmo crowd?

7 posted on 08/04/2009 7:14:53 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is that, page three or four of the playbook?


8 posted on 08/04/2009 7:15:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("It's The Stimulus, Stupid Socialist")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bump


9 posted on 08/04/2009 7:15:42 PM PDT by lowbridge (It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's that they know so much that isn't so - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the state of Kalifornia is not in charge of it’s prison system.

Arnold gave control to the federal government a few years ago.


10 posted on 08/04/2009 7:16:21 PM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: Morgana

or Richard Ramirez.


11 posted on 08/04/2009 7:16:49 PM PDT by television is just wrong (one bad ass mistake America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ca. needs to buy them bus tickets to DC... I understand that there are very understanding people there who will take care of them through community action programs, and if it so happens that some of them haven’t been rehabilitated? well, that’s the way it goes in DC.


12 posted on 08/04/2009 7:17:28 PM PDT by bareford101 (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And ammo is nearly impossible to find in CA.


13 posted on 08/04/2009 7:17:46 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: Morgana

That’s on the other side of the continent...

Hell spend the airfare. It would be worth it!


14 posted on 08/04/2009 7:22:49 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
What is that, page three or four of the playbook?

You are absolutely correct. It's a tactic. When faced with massive budget problems they don't trim bureaucracy or address bloated state wages and bennies, they release prisoners and shut down necessary infrastructure. Then they guilt the citizens for not allowing tax increases.
15 posted on 08/04/2009 7:24:13 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The pending case for a federal Bailout of Kally-Fornea.

Otherwise, every City up and down the West Coast needs to watch out for vagrants suddenly showing up at the bus stations...

Developing...


16 posted on 08/04/2009 7:28:56 PM PDT by Bean Counter ( Shovel ready...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

U.S. judges on Tuesday told California to prepare to release more than 40,000 of its 150,000 inmates

The answer, of course, is for the governor to move the judges chambers to prisons, so the judges can live with their fellow criminals. But that would reqiuire Shwarzenegger to buy a magnifying glasss and tweezers to find his schwantz - in daylight. I’m sure his butch wife is hiding his manhood in the thimble jar where he can’t find it


17 posted on 08/04/2009 7:32:22 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: SpaceBar

It is rather old, worst part is it still works, oy


19 posted on 08/04/2009 7:38:08 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("It's The Stimulus, Stupid Socialist")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

a better idea would be to release the state government.


20 posted on 08/04/2009 7:41:04 PM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: sergeantdave

So let me get this straight they’re going to release these guys because of the healthcare burden on the prison system. So who exactly is going to be paying for their healthcare when they get out?


21 posted on 08/04/2009 7:41:25 PM PDT by marlon (Does anyone know the procedure for impeachment of a teleprompter?)
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To: SpaceBar

“Then they guilt the citizens for not allowing tax increases....”

This isn’t guilting them...this is called THREATENING them.....


22 posted on 08/04/2009 7:42:21 PM PDT by mo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here is a solution... BUS THEM BACK TO MEXICO !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello!


23 posted on 08/04/2009 7:42:56 PM PDT by Danae (- Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, it is expensive to give transgenders the operation. Maybe they can hold off, these guys, for a couple of years. Just sayin. Give the state a little break. (sarcasm)


24 posted on 08/04/2009 7:52:15 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ought to be good for gun sales nationwide.


25 posted on 08/04/2009 7:53:28 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: dominic flandry

Why prepare? They are perfectly harmless.... Right?


26 posted on 08/04/2009 7:54:52 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Peanut Gallery

L la land ping


27 posted on 08/04/2009 8:10:33 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Need an Angry Mob? Why not call the DNC, they have a wide selection to choose from.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Oh Boy ... here they come!


28 posted on 08/04/2009 8:14:19 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: CapnJack

I am leaving California for good on September 1st. It looks like not a moment too soon, eh?


29 posted on 08/04/2009 8:35:40 PM PDT by johnnycap
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To: Brilliant

Screw that. Give them guns. In Afghanistan. If they want to escape, its up to them... other than that tow the line. If they do good, they get meals and a plane fare home... maybe some pay!

Just think, most of these guys are already gun wise... so the training coefficient has already gone down. The probably have real good survival skills too.... Heck, most are in premium fighting shape, working out and training 8 days a week so they can be tougher and meaner on the street!


30 posted on 08/04/2009 8:44:11 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The public must be punished for not paying 80% of their income to back
an over spending Government. Maybe they'll fire 10k police next.
31 posted on 08/04/2009 8:47:25 PM PDT by MaxMax (Will the real JIM THOMPSON please pick up the white phone)
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To: Petronski
California’s releasing their massive prisoners?

Think of what we'll save in food bills.

32 posted on 08/04/2009 8:50:41 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Morgana

Blackmailing the taxpayers for fun and profit.


33 posted on 08/04/2009 9:59:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The threats from our government keeps coming because they haven’t recieved enough extortion money.


34 posted on 08/04/2009 10:42:01 PM PDT by Tempest (Honk if I'm paying for your bonus.)
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To: Tempest

Democrat and government union workers. Pay us, or else.

F’m.

Get a gun. Kill the criminals. Police will come around in a few days for the body, or let the feral dogs have at it.


35 posted on 08/05/2009 1:12:01 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: Petronski
I learned from Goodfella's there can be good food in prison!


36 posted on 08/05/2009 5:47:11 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

I have GOT to try that garlic prep method. That is the real deal.


37 posted on 08/05/2009 6:56:39 AM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Petronski

I tried, it doesn’t work any better than just squishing it with the side of a big knife.

But damn, it looked like they sure ate well in jail!


38 posted on 08/05/2009 9:15:10 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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