Skip to comments.California Scrambles to Prepare for Inmate Release [Government By Judicial Decree!]
Posted on 08/06/2009 9:41:43 PM PDT by Steelfish
AUGUST 7, 2009
California Scrambles to Prepare for Inmate Release
BOBBY WHITE and RYAN KNUTSON
California state and local officials, already reeling from budget cuts and public-safety layoffs, are struggling with a federal order to release about 40,000 inmates to reduce prison overcrowding and bracing for the impact on their communities.
State officials have said they will appeal the decision, but as a contingency are cobbling together proposals to comply with the order. At the same time, cash-strapped local governments in places such as Los Angeles and Fresno are grappling with how to monitor and support thousands of released inmates at a time of scaled-down police forces and underfunded social-services programs.
"This is just awful [since] the court's decision is coming at a time when local public-safety has been slashed drastically," said state Assemblyman Kurt Hagman, a Republican who is a member of the Assembly's Public Safety Committee. He dubbed the order "ludicrous."
The decision Tuesday by a federal judicial panel ordered California to reduce its prison population by more than 40,000 inmates from a total of about 160,000 over the next two years, to relieve overcrowding and improve medical care for inmates. The special three-judge panel gave the state 45 days to develop a plan to carry out the order, which caps the state prison population at 110,000, or 137.5% of capacity. The state's 33 prisons were designed to hold about 85,000 inmates.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has said he plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The order comes just two weeks after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a budget deal that includes a $1.2 billion cut to the state prison system.
It is unclear how officials will execute the court's decision.
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Delano’s going to be rockin’ and rollin’.
Do they insist that released folks evacuate the town which houses the prisons?
If Crazy California wasn’t so gaga about keeping its “undocumented immigrants” it probably wouldn’t have this problem.
If you live in California, I hope you own a gun.
The damn “judges” in this country are out of control.
How are they going to release them? I would assume that the first people released would be non-violent offenders, but California being California, that is probably considered unfair to the rapists, murderers, terrorists, pedophiles and other assorted Obama voters.
Perhaps they should release them all in Sacramento?
I propose that all 40,000 be released in Marin County; it’s a wonderful place. Even the Dear Leader lives there.
No way does the girly Arnold have the guts to tell the court to go play in the street. Like every other socialist he will genuflect and do the bidding of his masters over at that “co-equal” branch of state government.
This is a Federal monstrosity, it has nothing to do with the California Screams.
No. Release all the illegals and hand them over to the Feds for deportation.
I was thinking more like the judges’ back yards.
Rio Linda, works, though...
Just so I understand.
1.) We are laying off police everywhere across the country
2.) We are letting loose criminals because we can’t afford to house them.
This is a Mad Max scenerio if there ever was one...
I don't think they allow guns in California.
If there was any kind of border security I might go for that. But you know as well as I do that half the deported crooks would be back in Texas or California within a week.
That being the case, I want the truly violent types kept behind bars as long as possible. Hopefully until they are too old to cause any problems, or better yet until they are dead.
You can own a gun, but you have to go through the BS
If they can’t house the criminals... what will they do with (A) new criminals... or (B) repeat criminals?
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