Skip to comments.Prison ‘Lifers’ Being Released At Record Pace
Posted on 02/25/2014 1:31:29 PM PST by BenLurkin
Nearly 1,400 lifers in Californias prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.
Gov. Jerry Brown has let a record number of inmates with life sentences out since he took office in January 2011...
This dramatic shift in releases under Brown comes as the state grapples with court orders to ease a decades-long prison crowding crisis that has seen triple bunking, prison gyms turned into dormitories and inmates shipped out of state.
Crime victims and their advocates have said the releases are an injustice to the victims and that the parolees could pose a danger to the public. More than 80 percent of lifers are in prison for murder, while the remaining are mostly rapists and kidnappers.
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reelect the same people in that state.
The breakdown of a system that emphatically states “Life without the possibility of parole” or even the more rudementary “Life sentence” is when any cheesedick elected to the sit in the Gov’s office is that they can send them home with the stroke of a pen.
Another argument in favor of capital punishment.
Gov. Brown’s hands will be quite bloody when these kidnappers, rapists and murderers kill again because of him.
the released prisoners now have the credentials to become our next generation of politicians
California is a wealthy state able to pay thousands of retirees yearly pensions over $100,000.
Hard to believe they can’t afford prisons.
The democrats need new voters, desperately.
Wanna bet that in a few years the only people in prison are those who joined the Tea Party?
Part of barry’s civilian army.
I blame the courts for placing the comfort of killers over the safety of the public.
“California is a wealthy state able to pay thousands of retirees yearly pensions over $100,000.
Hard to believe they cant afford prisons.”
We could, unfortunately we’re paying retirees over $100,000 a year so have to cut somewhere. Which would you rather have, a happy state goon collecting $100,000 a year or a murderer locked up? Tough choice ;)