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Producer's Perspective: What I Learned In Prison

If the truth were really know, any one of those prisoners could be your relative, or worse yet your own son or daughter. Think again, and ask again for admission into the prison system. Try to see the "real living conditions", not just a covered up version of the housing conditions.

There is no rehabilitation in the California prisons. The prisoners are treated worse than an animal. They are crowded into cells like sardines. They are held in wire cages outside in cold or extremely hot weather for hours on end, some even left sitting in those wire cages in wheelchairs. Not allowed to go to the bathroom, until they can get the attention or beg the mercy of a guard, who then may or may not let them out of the wire cage to use the bathroom. False charges and written 115's for punishment.
All of this while they are simply waiting to see a doctor.

If this sort of punishment is going to produce a normal person or a rehabilitated person, then I would like to see the proof. As a matter of fact, I think something would be wrong with the person, if they were normal, after all of this sort of punishment.

February 3, 2010 at 9:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Photos From California's Largest Prison Medical Facility

The prison system gets a much larger budget allowance for the sick prisoners. That is why they won't let them out.

I am one of those who applied for an "extended Compasisonate Release" under Assembly Bill 1539, for my son, Mark Grangetto, It was denied on Writ of Mandamus by a Sacramento Judge without even holding a hearing, in late 2009.

I filed the Writ after two prison doctors had recommended the release and the prison system failed to act on the doctor's recommendations. The Judge obviously felt it was outside of his legal authority to act on the Writ, so he denied it the day before the hearing was to take place.

My son will probably never live to see old age. His diabetes is completely out of control. I informed the prison system back in 2000 that Mark was severely losing weight and his feet were swelling. I got a letter back from Salinas Valley Prison where he was housed at that time and the doctor said we find nothing wrong with his health condition. In 2003 the diabetes was out of control and the blood sugar hit 815. My son had gone three (3) years without one prison doctor recognizing the need for diabetic treatment. In the recent past his blood sugar has gone over 1000. His feet are so swollen they look like they will burst. They recently removed part of the two big toenails. Weeks after the surgery the toe is still bleeding and it looks infected. I imagine very soon the toe will have to be amputated.

He can barely get out of bed and must have the wheelchair in his room. He is extremely nauseated all the time and lately can't eat the nausea is so bad. I see no reason why I shouldn't be allowed to bring Mark home and hire someone to help me take care of him. The prison system will not let these people go. They want the money in their prison budget.

January 22, 2010 at 10:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Cost Of Life In Prison

I believe the US Supreme Court will refuse to hear Schwarzenegger's appeal.

The State is stalling for time so they can keep the prison industry alive and financially well off.

The three Federal judge panel who issued the Court Order will not be challenged by the US Supreme Court. That was the purpose of the three Judge panel to begin with, so their order would not be over turned.

The California prison industry better wake up and smell the coffee. The chickens are coming home to roost. You cannot lock people up like animals and not expect to have your right to do so over-ruled by the Federal Courts.

You cannot lock up a prisoner and throw the key away, and not provide a community standard of healthcare. So get ready to pay for all the so-called protection the legislators claim they are doing for you with long sentences and very few paroled.

January 21, 2010 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Health Care Costs Rising As Calif. Prison Population Ages


I believe the US Supreme Court will refuse to hear Schwarzenegger's appeal.

The State is stalling for time so they can keep the prison industry alive and financially well off.

The three Federal judge panel who issued the Court Order will not be challenged by the US Supreme Court. That was the purpose of the three Judge panel to begin with, so their order would not be over turned.

The California prison industry better wake up and smell the coffee. The chickens are coming home to roost. You cannot lock people up like animals and not expect to have your right to do so over-ruled by the Federal Courts.

If you are going to lock them up and throw away the key, you must provide a community standard of healthcare.

January 21, 2010 at 9:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )