In response to:

Jerry Brown Says to the Feds, Back Off

drrisk2 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 2:55 PM
Thankfully, I escaped from California more than 20 years ago. Best thing that ever happened to, other than marrying my darling wife.

"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...