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Judges tell California to cut prisoner count by 10,000
Reuters ^ | June 20, 2013 | by Alex Dobuzinskis

Posted on 06/20/2013 3:45:52 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A panel of federal judges ordered California on Thursday to ease overcrowding in state prisons by reducing the number of inmates by about 10,000 this year, and criticized what they described as foot-dragging in dealing with the matter.

California has been under court orders to reduce the population in its 33-prison system since 2009.

"Failure to take such steps or to report on such steps every two weeks shall constitute an act of contempt," the judges said in their ruling.

Don Specter, an attorney for the plaintiffs in the case, said the ruling would mean cutting the prison population to around 109,000 inmates from about 119,000 currently.

"The ruling is absolutely essential in order for prisoners to be safe and to get adequate healthcare," Specter said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderwatch; illegalaliens; illegals; immigration; kelso

1 posted on 06/20/2013 3:45:52 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let them stay in the Blight House.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 3:46:47 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Move them to Pelosi’s, Feinstein’s and Boxer’s neighborhoods. And Nostrildamus’s while you’re at it.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"The ruling is absolutely essential in order for prisoners to be safe and to get adequate healthcare..."

Free health care! FREE! WWWHHHEEE!!!

4 posted on 06/20/2013 3:48:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think they should let out all the innocent ones.

To find out who is, just ask them.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 3:48:15 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: clintonh8r
Fat chance. The Limousine Leftists never have to live next door to the problems they create.
6 posted on 06/20/2013 3:48:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"The ruling is absolutely essential in order for prisoners to be safe and to get adequate healthcare," Specter said.

Oh my goodness. By all means, let's release them to their high crime hellholes and where they will get no healthcare at all except the ER after they get shot or stabbed.

7 posted on 06/20/2013 3:50:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can they be replaced by the corrupt running state govenrment?


8 posted on 06/20/2013 3:53:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nice and the cost of having violent thugs roaming around is devastating to a community/society.
Then they tax businesses and the middle class to death, remove their right for self defense then throw sex offenders back out on the street to rape and kill. The ruling class lives high on the hog with our money behind they gated walls.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 3:55:31 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: BenLurkin
The Limousine Leftists never have to live next door to the problems they create.

Of course not.

If that were the case, the borders would have been secured in 1985.

10 posted on 06/20/2013 3:55:41 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is easy to do if those same judges will allow California to deport 10,000 of their criminals back to Mexico where they came from.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 3:57:21 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Deportation and a capital punishment day extravaganza.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 4:01:32 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So they go out to the streets to commit crime and then can’t go back to prison because there’s no room.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 4:15:50 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Attention Californians...stand by for a $hitstorm of break ins,car thefts,drug deals,rapes and murders.
14 posted on 06/20/2013 4:16:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: clintonh8r

Perfect locations. They can make a tent city in Pelosi’s vineyards. Nostrildamus...just too funny :-)


15 posted on 06/20/2013 4:17:46 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bus them to Hollywood as well. And Malibu beachfronts. That will go over well.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 4:19:28 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s a real shame that the broader population cannot purchase firearms to protect themselves and their families from the soon to be roving criminals in CA.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 4:21:59 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If we can’t get Rubio and Scmucky Schumer to build a wall on the Mexican border maybe we can get them to build one on the border with California.

It is a toss up which one will be the biggest drain on American taxpayers in the mext decade.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 4:24:17 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Free Stuff, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, if we could start executing those on death row, that would help a lot...


19 posted on 06/20/2013 4:25:55 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And if the Feds would deport the illegals currently in our prisons, that would make an ever bigger dent!


20 posted on 06/20/2013 4:26:51 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Where these judges live should be ascertained and then thousands released in their immediate neighborhood. Additionally, the prisoners should be instructed that the judges will give them food, booze and money and don’t hesitate to climb any fence and ring the doorbell until the judge comes to the door.


21 posted on 06/20/2013 4:27:58 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Send them back to Mexico?


22 posted on 06/20/2013 4:30:00 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: CA Conservative

I believe that would relieve the burden real quick-like!


23 posted on 06/20/2013 4:38:54 PM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And move them in next door to these judges. Make sure they know the judge’s family and their habits. A little Cape Fear in their lives for a change.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 4:48:45 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: All

President Andrew Jackson is supposed to have said: “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 4:52:04 PM PDT by DHerion
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think CA needs to find out what town this “judge” lives in and send the 10,000 there. Easy peasy.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 5:07:02 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: henkster

Yeah, ask the first 10,001 and you’ll have your quota. (One is bound to say, “Hell yeah, I did it! And I’m proud! And I’ll do it again!”)


27 posted on 06/20/2013 5:09:08 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: onedoug

Move them in WITH the judges... and their nubile teenage children and grandchildren. Fair is fair now.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 5:15:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How much do 10,000 bullets cost?


29 posted on 06/20/2013 5:40:52 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hmmm...Reduce the prison population.

OK, let’s start with carrying out the sentences of those on Death Row NOW! Charlie Manson and Sirhan Sirhan as well.


30 posted on 06/20/2013 6:46:20 PM PDT by getarope (What's good for government is bad for the citizenry.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Great shades of “Escape from Los Angeles” - that might be the ticket...


31 posted on 06/21/2013 3:34:44 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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