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If The Supreme Court Doesn't Intervene, California Will Be Forced To Release Nearly 10,000 Inmates
Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2013 | DON THOMPSON

Posted on 07/11/2013 8:25:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is making one final bid to delay a federal court order requiring the state to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year's end to improve conditions in California prisons.

The administration on Wednesday asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to delay the order forcing the state to immediately take steps to further reduce its prison population.

If he refuses to intervene, the state has said it will begin freeing inmates to comply with the lower court order, which is intended to improve care for sick and mentally ill inmates.

Kennedy oversees appeals from western states.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; inmates; jail

1 posted on 07/11/2013 8:25:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

MORE HERE:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/11/us-usa-california-prisons-idUSBRE96A04W20130711

California asks high court to stay order to reduce prison crowding

EXCERPT:

California officials petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to release the most populous state from a court order demanding it reduce its prison population by about 10,000 inmates this year to ease crowding.

The state’s application to high court Justice Anthony Kennedy says conditions have improved in the 33-prison system in recent years, despite federal court rulings that overcrowding caused problems with mental health and medical care for inmates.

The move is part of an ongoing feud between Governor Jerry Brown and a panel of three federal judges over conditions in a state prison system that has also been plagued by hunger strikes and occasional violence.

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2 posted on 07/11/2013 8:27:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

non-violent marijuana users (almost a redundancy)

Thos folks are pretty mellow


3 posted on 07/11/2013 8:28:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

What about those who did not file income taxes?


4 posted on 07/11/2013 8:29:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Fortunately I am thousands of miles away from CA so I am appalled that so called humanitarian progressives like Jerry Brown would treat prisoners, the victims of ‘the corporations’ so inhumanly.

First things Dems do when they get full power in a state is to give the ex-cons the vote, like O Malley did here in Maryland.

I am sure they will 'fit in'

5 posted on 07/11/2013 8:32:49 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals did not like the 3 strike laws. This is a back door way of overturning that law

How much pain and suffering and how many deaths will be the direct result of letting thousands of criminals back on the street?


6 posted on 07/11/2013 8:33:47 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: SeekAndFind

Release them all to the offending judge’s home town.

If they are good enough to turn loose on the public (that’s you and me) They are surely good enough to turn loose on the judge’s spouse and children.


7 posted on 07/11/2013 8:40:29 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Mr. K
non-violent marijuana users (almost a redundancy)

Can't have that precedent set. Prisons are big business and that precedent will not fare well for profits.

8 posted on 07/11/2013 8:43:47 AM PDT by numberonepal (First they came for Sarah, then they came for Herman.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only problem with this story is it is a LIE, See Article 3 of the US Constitution, In all cases where a STATE is a party to the action, THE US SUPREME COURT SHALL HAVE ORIGINAL JURISDICTION. What this means is simple, NO STATE is bound by ANY COURT other than the US Supreme court and has no Obligation whatsoever to even entertain an INFERIOR COURT. Just cuz the USSC ignores the Constitution does not mean A State has to. The Governor is within his RIGHT to tell the JUDGE and INFERIOR COURT to go Pound sand, probably has the absolute right to ARREST AND CHARGE any Judge on any Inferior Court with Deprivation of Rights under color of Authority, as well as a whole host of other crimes, like FRAUD... If a sitting Judge on an inferior court UNLAWFULLY ORDERS a STATE to COMPLY with an UNLAWFUL ORDER in direct contradiction of the US Constitution, is it Felony Extortion?? I think so.


9 posted on 07/11/2013 8:44:14 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: SeekAndFind

And the MSM acts so shocked that CA men AND WOMEN are breaking all gun purchasing records!!! (spit!)


10 posted on 07/11/2013 8:47:29 AM PDT by SierraWasp (I pledge to the USSA & 2 the democrazy for witch it stands, a nation with liberalism & misery 4 all!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m guessing 50 percent or more of those prisoners are illegals. Let the pot smokers out. Send the non violent illegals home.


11 posted on 07/11/2013 8:56:49 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

Can’t they be turned into Soylent Green? Or at least a pet food version? I could support that. Feeding violent criminals to pets. This could work...


12 posted on 07/11/2013 8:57:17 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: SierraWasp

From a current article:

Californians just can’t get enough guns and are on a pace to set a new annual record for the number purchased legally.

“Experts with the state Department of Justice predict residents will buy 725,000 rifles, pistols and shotguns in 2012, nearly twice the number they purchased five years ago, when 370,628 were acquired.”


13 posted on 07/11/2013 8:59:53 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: windcliff

God, we have to get out of here.


14 posted on 07/11/2013 9:01:56 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

As far as I can tell, as of of 2012 CA’s recidivism rate for the first three years after release is 65%. It actually dropped in the last years or so, but it is still 20% higher than the national average. 45% of the ones that go back do so because of ‘parole violations.’

If one worked for the CA prison industry, I’m not sure you would be too upset about any of it too much.

Freegards


15 posted on 07/11/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: onedoug
God, we have to get out of here.

What's keeping you? A job I can understand, but that's the only good reason, IMHO.

16 posted on 07/11/2013 9:49:08 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: pallis
"Let the pot smokers out."

I suppose you never joined the chorus condeming the scoff-laws who break our immigration laws with impunity, right?

Let's all just pick the laws we think need to be enforced, just like El Presidente!!!

17 posted on 07/11/2013 10:18:38 AM PDT by SierraWasp (I pledge to the USSA & 2 the democrazy for witch it stands, a nation with liberalism & misery 4 all!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Send them to Mexico.

It’s part of our illegal thug exchange program.

18 posted on 07/11/2013 10:40:29 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: SierraWasp

All right, when California starts releasing prisoners, which ones would you like to have released?

I hope your knee didn’t hit your chin.


19 posted on 07/11/2013 10:47:45 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis
Invalid question! If you can't do the time... Don't do the crime!!!

Try Jesus! He works way better than dope for those who can't cope!!!

I know... That's just way too embarrassing, right? (snort!)

20 posted on 07/11/2013 10:54:34 AM PDT by SierraWasp (I pledge to the USSA & 2 the democrazy for witch it stands, a nation with liberalism & misery 4 all!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Send them to Mexico.

It’s part of our illegal thug exchange program.


21 posted on 07/11/2013 10:59:46 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: SierraWasp

Well, since I’m a Christian who doesn’t do dope, you need not be embarrassed by what you say to me. You might want to check your snarky attitude while testifying for Christ, but that is just my take on it, kinda’ like which prisoners I would prefer to see released when it happens.


22 posted on 07/11/2013 11:02:43 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

Yes, I know, “he who is without sin...” Except I wan’t talking sin, I was talking scoff-law (as in “man’s law,” like in “render unto Ceasar,” etc.)


23 posted on 07/11/2013 11:13:17 AM PDT by SierraWasp (I pledge to the USSA & 2 the democrazy for witch it stands, a nation with liberalism & misery 4 all!)
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To: OldPossum

Probate & real estate sales. Though we may not be quite as far off as I made out. But, God, we’ve gotta get out of here!


24 posted on 07/11/2013 11:21:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Trade them straight up for the pols in Sacramenti, and you’ve got a deal.


25 posted on 07/11/2013 11:41:21 AM PDT by DPMD
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