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California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace
AP ^ | Feb 25, 2014

Posted on 02/25/2014 9:24:02 AM PST by george76

For decades, California's criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they did.

Since Gov. Jerry Brown assumed office in January 2011, a record number of inmates with life sentences are winning parole. Brown has allowed the release of nearly 1,400 lifers, while going along with the parole board about 82 percent of the time.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: criminaljustice; criminals; jerrybrown; lifers; lofan; murderers; prison; prisonpopulation

1 posted on 02/25/2014 9:24:02 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Note to self: Buy more magazines.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 9:25:00 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: george76

Reminds me of the Gag in the Simpsons where the democrat was in power and prison installed a revolving door...

Back when the Simpsons skewered BOTH sides...


3 posted on 02/25/2014 9:26:49 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

yup.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 9:29:02 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: george76

Should be fun for the parents of young children in California... knowing the most horrible are being freed to prey on them and their children.

Who votes in Democrats?


5 posted on 02/25/2014 9:29:06 AM PST by GOPJ ("Great powers are driven by a mixture of confidence and insecurity.")
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To: GOPJ

If you like your illegal alien felons you can keep them.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 9:30:33 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: george76

A life sentence in CA has the same meaning as a death sentence.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 9:31:13 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: george76
OH! Yeah...(Sharon Tates' murderer) Charles Mason,
Back on the streets...Helter Shelter

8 posted on 02/25/2014 9:32:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: george76
Expect the steadily declining murder rate to start back up.

Thanks Jerry & democrats.

9 posted on 02/25/2014 9:34:02 AM PST by skeeter
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To: GOPJ
Who votes in Democrats?

That absolute sewer of a state has voting laws that encourage liberal scum to vote five and six times in an election. It's not about conservatives vs. scumbags.

There's no way conservatives can win if they only get one vote to the scum's six votes.

10 posted on 02/25/2014 9:36:46 AM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: george76

There is another solution:
Bring back the death penalty and limit the time on death row to 12 months.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 9:36:51 AM PST by mad puppy (E PLURIBUS UNUM)
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To: george76
California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

Thus the need for much more strict gun control in California.

12 posted on 02/25/2014 9:37:19 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: george76

Is there somewhere people can sign up to be victims of these people?


13 posted on 02/25/2014 9:50:59 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: george76

Making room for politicians?


14 posted on 02/25/2014 9:52:43 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: george76

If you’re ever victimized by one of Brown’s fellow progressives, you or your survivors sue the living hell out of him and the state.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 9:58:09 AM PST by onedoug
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To: george76

And before the sock puppet living in our White House leaves (if he ever does), he/the puppeteers will release the cop killer in NY’s prison . . . It’s coming!


16 posted on 02/25/2014 9:58:11 AM PST by laweeks
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17 posted on 02/25/2014 10:03:32 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: george76
Step #1, get rid of death penalty claiming that murderers will never see daylight again.

Step #2, free the murderers and give them the vote.

Progressivism...progress

18 posted on 02/25/2014 10:08:16 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor ')
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To: LouAvul
There's no way conservatives can win if they only get one vote to the scum's six votes.

You're right on this LouAvul...

19 posted on 02/25/2014 10:11:39 AM PST by GOPJ ({David} "Gregory, usually as alert and twitchy as a squirrel, flat-lined." Richard Cohen NYT)
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To: skinkinthegrass

“OH! Yeah...(Sharon Tates’ murderer) Charles Mason,
Back on the streets...Helter Shelter”

Charles Mason, didn’t he invent the Mason jar? Or was he the builder of those Mason’ic lodges?
What a difference the letter N makes!!/S


20 posted on 02/25/2014 10:15:11 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Navy Patriot

I wonder how many pre-ban firearms and recently banned boxes of lead-based ammo were lost in mysterious boating accidents. That’s a tragedy considering all the recently released hardened criminals now walking the streets.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 10:48:49 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: george76

Anybody with any sense knows that liberals really don’t want murderers in prison. They want Tea Party members in prison.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 10:50:44 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: george76

Making room for gun owners who decline to comply with the confiscation?


23 posted on 02/25/2014 11:05:18 AM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement)
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To: 9422WMR; george76
ooppsss! ..Yeah, Charles Manson.

24 posted on 02/25/2014 11:08:27 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: george76

I might be OK with releasing a lifer when he turns 70, and is much less physically able to do crimes. My preference is that they die on the streets as bums.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 11:12:31 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Aim small miss small.

Buy more .223 and 762x39, you can never have enough.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 12:04:43 PM PST by LumberJack53213
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To: mad puppy

There are over 700 prisoners on California’s Death Row.

Many have been there over 30 years.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 1:33:43 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

I’d like to see a stat on how many California Death Row prisoners have died of natural causes versus how many were actually executed.


28 posted on 02/25/2014 1:39:45 PM PST by Tony in Hawaii (Freedom!)
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