Skip to comments.Judges tell California to cut prisoner count by 10,000
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Let them stay in the Blight House.
Move them to Pelosi’s, Feinstein’s and Boxer’s neighborhoods. And Nostrildamus’s while you’re at it.
Free health care! FREE! WWWHHHEEE!!!
I think they should let out all the innocent ones.
To find out who is, just ask them.
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.
Can they be replaced by the corrupt running state govenrment?
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.
Of course not.
If that were the case, the borders would have been secured in 1985.
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.
Deportation and a capital punishment day extravaganza.
So they go out to the streets to commit crime and then can’t go back to prison because there’s no room.
Perfect locations. They can make a tent city in Pelosi’s vineyards. Nostrildamus...just too funny :-)
Bus them to Hollywood as well. And Malibu beachfronts. That will go over well.
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.
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.
Well, if we could start executing those on death row, that would help a lot...
And if the Feds would deport the illegals currently in our prisons, that would make an ever bigger dent!
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.
Send them back to Mexico?
I believe that would relieve the burden real quick-like!
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.
President Andrew Jackson is supposed to have said: “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”.
I think CA needs to find out what town this “judge” lives in and send the 10,000 there. Easy peasy.
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!”)
Move them in WITH the judges... and their nubile teenage children and grandchildren. Fair is fair now.
How much do 10,000 bullets cost?
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.
Great shades of “Escape from Los Angeles” - that might be the ticket...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.