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Jerry Brown Says to the Feds, Back Off

Mike4603 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 4:39 PM
We did re-vote for Captal Punishment for about th 5th time, thee are still over 700 on death row

"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...