Skip to comments.High court backs cuts in Calif. prison population
Posted on 05/23/2011 7:59:04 AM PDT by SmithL
WASHINGTON (AP) --
The Supreme Court on Monday endorsed a court order requiring California to cut its prison population by thousands of inmates to improve health care for those who remain behind bars.
The court said in a 5-4 decision that the reduction is "required by the Constitution" to correct longstanding violations of inmates' rights.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, a California native, wrote the majority opinion, in which he included photos of severe overcrowding. The court's four Democratic appointees joined with Kennedy.
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Feets don’t fail me now!
Texas, here I come!
I have an idea. Execute all the murderers and rapists. That should free up some space.
Liberals run amok...I am sure letting bad guys out of prison won’t effect others civil rights will it?...right...just saying here...
Send them to Mexico...half of them are from there anyway.
How many illegal aliens in prison?
I like that idea. I have another one: end all govt benefits to illegal aliens. That would have two benefits: a lot of illegals would leave, and there’d be more money for jails for those who stay.
Send the released crooks to stay with the judges.
Hahahahahahaha! “Seems it never rains in Southern California”.
Add in those worthless drug users.
They will never be productive members of society and being in prison is just another way for them to leech off the producers.
Thereby endangering the health of innocent citizens in California neighborhoods.
‘I am sure letting bad guys out of prison wonât effect others civil rights will it?’
Most of them are non-violent drug users. We are wasting money putting them behind bars instead of into rehab. That’s a lot cheaper.
Craziest damned thing I ever heard.
Craziest damned thing I ever heard.
Its only the big criminals helping out the little criminals. The little criminals are let loose to disrupt and degrade Middle class society so it easier for the big criminals to loot and lord over us.
Great, when do the executions start? I suggest firing squads, it’s faster. Thanks SmithL.
I’m sure the many prisoners, who are incarcerated without due process, will remain behind bars.
They’ll let many of the real criminals out, instead - pedophiles, rapists, pimps, etc.
Perhaps this is an opportunity to demonstrate defiance to the Federal injustice system. Tell them their jurisdiction does not exist in this area and therefore their order is null and void. Do NOT release a signal prisoner.
No prisoner has a right to a conformable prison cell, much less health care services. Prisons in prison are there to serve time in their natural lives, not to have that time artificially extended at great expense to the state. They already own a debt to the State for there crime lets not make that debt higher.
Besides if Mexico can host high population prisons so can we.
We can't even execute those on death row. It's been hung up for years by a judge. More of them have died from natural causes and suicide than by execution. If we stopped adding to that population, it would take nearly 60 years to clear death row by executing one per month.
First BUST the state unions...... save the money and build more prisons. That would increase employment as well. Then enforce immigration laws and get with it on death row....
Sometimes I wish we could do that.
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