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Jerry Brown Says to the Feds, Back Off

Drew fm Downey2 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:37 PM
CA taxpayer to Jerry Brown: Get Lost! (funny, that's not what I typed, but that's what printed out - I could have sworn that I punched in more than four letters)

"It is now time to return the control of our prison system to California," Gov. Jerry Brown declared at a news conference Tuesday morning.

Amen to that. Federal lawsuits and federal judges have taken over the state's prison system. Unelected judges don't have to worry about paying for what they command. Nor need they worry about losing their jobs should they incite the public's wrath. Thus, judges have ordered massive increases in inmate health and mental health spending. Those orders have driven up the annual cost per inmate to more than $55,000. About $17,000 of that sum goes toward...