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California Scrambles to Prepare for Inmate Release [Government By Judicial Decree!]
Wall St. Journal ^ | August 06, 2009

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: corrections; inmaterelease; inmates; ruling

1 posted on 08/06/2009 9:41:44 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Delano’s going to be rockin’ and rollin’.

or...

Do they insist that released folks evacuate the town which houses the prisons?


2 posted on 08/06/2009 9:43:39 PM PDT by bannie
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To: Steelfish

If Crazy California wasn’t so gaga about keeping its “undocumented immigrants” it probably wouldn’t have this problem.


3 posted on 08/06/2009 9:44:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: Steelfish

If you live in California, I hope you own a gun.


4 posted on 08/06/2009 9:57:16 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Steelfish

The damn “judges” in this country are out of control.


5 posted on 08/06/2009 9:58:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud member of "The Angry Mob" Est. April 19, 1775)
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To: Steelfish

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.


6 posted on 08/06/2009 10:00:00 PM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: bannie

Perhaps they should release them all in Sacramento?


7 posted on 08/06/2009 10:00:12 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 197 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Steelfish

I propose that all 40,000 be released in Marin County; it’s a wonderful place. Even the Dear Leader lives there.


8 posted on 08/06/2009 10:02:19 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: Steelfish

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.


9 posted on 08/06/2009 10:02:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

This is a Federal monstrosity, it has nothing to do with the California Screams.


10 posted on 08/06/2009 10:04:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: Steelfish
The California AG can (if he wanted to) appeal the decision to the full 9th circuit.
11 posted on 08/06/2009 10:06:26 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I don't mind being called tough, because in this racket it's tough guys who lead the survivors.)
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To: null and void

Rio Linda


12 posted on 08/06/2009 10:06:51 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I don't mind being called tough, because in this racket it's tough guys who lead the survivors.)
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To: Ronin
I would assume that the first people released would be non-violent offenders

No. Release all the illegals and hand them over to the Feds for deportation.

13 posted on 08/06/2009 10:07:06 PM PDT by Timocrat
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To: sonofstrangelove

I was thinking more like the judges’ back yards.

Rio Linda, works, though...


14 posted on 08/06/2009 10:09:01 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 197 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Steelfish

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...


15 posted on 08/06/2009 10:09:07 PM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: Spok
If you live in California, I hope you own a gun.

I don't think they allow guns in California.

16 posted on 08/06/2009 10:09:42 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: Timocrat

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.


17 posted on 08/06/2009 10:10:23 PM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: PureSolace

You can own a gun, but you have to go through the BS


18 posted on 08/06/2009 10:10:42 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I don't mind being called tough, because in this racket it's tough guys who lead the survivors.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

If they can’t house the criminals... what will they do with (A) new criminals... or (B) repeat criminals?


19 posted on 08/06/2009 10:11:24 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: PureSolace
New prison model...

20 posted on 08/06/2009 10:13:15 PM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

lol, that’s awesome. :)


21 posted on 08/06/2009 10:14:19 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: MikeWUSAF

It seems to me that prison construction would be an ideal use of “stimulus” money.


22 posted on 08/06/2009 10:14:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
It seems to me that prison construction would be an ideal use of “stimulus” money.

Your suggestion makes sense and is logical. Because of that I just reported you to flag@whitehouse.gov. ;)
23 posted on 08/06/2009 10:16:47 PM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: PureSolace

Cheers my friend and best of luck on the search per your profile.

Going to bed, I never stay up this late. Us military guys go to bed early and get up early. ;)

Mike


24 posted on 08/06/2009 10:17:56 PM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: Spok
If you live in California, I hope you own a gun.

The Republicans do.  We're also responsible for the ammo shortage.  

25 posted on 08/06/2009 10:22:09 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Steelfish
"It is unclear how officials will execute the court's decision."

buiold tent prisons in the middle of nowhere and make them saw wood, pick up dead twigs in the forests to reduce the risk of forest fires. a 100,000 volt electric fence should keep them in.

March them up and down the highways picking up garbage, then bus them back to tent prison.

Pot hole repairs, building the mexican border fence, cleaning up all the garbage Mexicans are littering up the land with while sneaking across the border.

There are a thousand things they can do with all those prisoners besides letting them go. With any luck, half of them will run back to Mexico instead of picking up their own trash.

26 posted on 08/06/2009 10:25:09 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"The damn “judges” in this country are out of control."

Lots of them are traitors trying to establish UN world governance laws those unelected elitist invent. They should be impeached off the bench for failing to do their job, which is upholding the constitution.

27 posted on 08/06/2009 10:28:54 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Steelfish

I wonder if this is why the LAPD Chief decided to retire now?


28 posted on 08/06/2009 10:43:14 PM PDT by PLMerite (Speak Truth to Stupid.)
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To: bannie
Do they insist that released folks evacuate the town which houses the prisons?

Don't they have a couple of big prisons up in Stretch's area? See? Every cloud has a silver lining.

29 posted on 08/06/2009 11:06:21 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: Nathan Zachary

I’ve got the perfect spot to build a nice, new prison. San Nicolas Island. It’s about 50 miles offshore from Los Angeles. No walls or fences needed. Put the first bunchin tents and use them for building the administative buildings and the guards quarters. Supplies and equipment could be barged from Los Angeles. And if anyone wants to escape....well, that would make a nice movie plot. It would be quite a swim.


30 posted on 08/06/2009 11:26:59 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: Steelfish

bookmark


31 posted on 08/06/2009 11:35:04 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Steelfish
This should reduce crime.
32 posted on 08/07/2009 10:58:36 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Steelfish

A fence around the state may be the only solution - and get Snake Pliskin warmed up!


33 posted on 08/07/2009 10:59:38 AM PDT by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: null and void
Perhaps they should release them all in Sacramento?

Please no nully, thats too close for me and there isn't enough ammo available for me to stock extra.

34 posted on 08/07/2009 11:06:34 AM PDT by Godzilla (TEA - Taxed Enough Already)
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To: Steelfish

The solution is simple. don’ comply and tell the Federal judges they have no cause to regulate California State Prisons.


35 posted on 08/10/2009 4:50:24 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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