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California Taking New Steps To Reduce Recividism

Jerry Brown puts the men and women on the streets with $200 and forces them to parole right back to the same area where they were arrested. They may have no friends and family members to give them support, but they must still go to the street in the same neighborhood with the same group of often rogue cops standing by ready to re-arrest for any reason whatsoever. In the Scandanavian countries, released prisoners are given food, housing, a job and sent to live with family members. Brown wants them to come back to prison and he sets them up to fail.

November 20, 2013 at 9:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Federal Judge To Decide Treatment Of Mentally Ill Inmates

Muck, no excuses. Punishing the mentally ill is not your job. Get help before you act out and end up in prison yourself. Study the Norway Prison Bastoy where they have the lowest recidivism rates in the world.

November 9, 2013 at 11:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Federal Judge To Decide Treatment Of Mentally Ill Inmates

Muckapoo, you're psychologically all mucked up. See a doctor and stop breaking state and federal laws by abusing inmates. You're sicker than the people whom you think it is your job to "punish." You're supposed to protect the mentally ill.

November 8, 2013 at 9:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Federal Judge To Decide Treatment Of Mentally Ill Inmates

The mentally ill cannot follow "the rules" of society nor the harsh, unbending routines of prison. This is why they're classified as being "mentally ill." No matter how hard anyone tries, a sick person cannot be punished into being well. Any prison guard or administrator who thinks that they can needs to be fired immediately.

We as citizens have the power to change sentencing laws and to stop politicians from Jerry Brown, who took $2.2 million and more from the CCPOA. The man at the top is responsible. Additionally, the media has been banned since 1996 except in very controlled circumstances in order to keep this routine torture out of the news. Media access needs to be restored right now. The criminals are wearing badges and sitting in elected office when they condone this treatment of any human being.

November 8, 2013 at 12:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Perez Vows Action On Prison Overcrowding

The most successful prisons in the world with the lowest recidivism rates are in Norway. Their prisons were set up by a cultural anthropologist and are immensely effective focused on rehab. Nobody gets more than 21 year sentence and close family ties are encouraged. The mentally ill are actually treated. Norway has one of the lowest rates of crime in the world.

September 3, 2013 at 6:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Perez Vows Action On Prison Overcrowding

There is a very decided feeling among the 3 million Californians related to a state prisoner or someone on parole, that all they are doing is breaking people in mind, body, and spirit. Shills for CCPOA will not be elected again. Steinberg has a much better plan with more foresight. We are infamous for our mismanaged prisons which are creating more crime than they are preventing.

September 1, 2013 at 6:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prop 36 Supporters Say It's Time To Amend 'Three Strikes' Law

This law benefits only law enforcement labor unions. It is long past the time when it should have been amended, but it seems that most of the lawmakers are puppets for CCPOA. It was a huge lie from the very beginning and no other state arrests people for any minor reason whatsoever. For example, stealing a watermelon in a field where they lay rotting is a felony so it doesn't take long for young people especially to be convicted of three crimes that aren't really crimes. It is un-American to make up one-size-fits-all laws and steal billions of dollars from our human services and education budgets to pay for the revenge industry. We should not be seeking revenge or a way to overpay people with very little education to punish non-violent offenders especially at a cost of about $1 million each over their lifetime. It serves no social or penological interest. Yes on Prop 36 but the law needs to be thrown out altogether.

October 5, 2012 at 1:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doctors Livid Over Medi-Cal Pay Cut

Jerry Brown is spending $7 billion on building new prisons that will cost billions more per year to operate. Please support the campaign, Liberals To Recall Jerry Brown,‚ÄčlsToRe...

November 1, 2011 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Release Older Inmates To Save Money?

tschaeff, good comment, however it is not up to the prison guard union CCPOA whether releases take place. Three federal judges have ordered releases over two years of non violent inmates, most of whom shouldn't have been put in prison in the first place.

Our citizen's group, the UNION (United for No Injustice, Oppression or Neglect) worked night and day for a decade to get a law passed that would release the terminally ill and frail elderly who have families to take care of them. AB1539 was signed into law into 2007, but the California Department of Corrections is releasing no one under it.

The State profits from the human bondage industry and the right wingnuts and all those who feed off it do not want releases to take place. We could be putting the frail elderly, quadriplegics, those with Alzheimers, others who are terminally ill into nursing facilities who have no families. But noooooo. The lawmakers are put into power by law enforcement labor unions. They think it is ethical and moral to punish sick people, which only makes them much sicker.

This is a good point to focus upon because it represents billions in costs that are unnecessary. Some people can afford to care for their family members at home, which would be the right thing to do, but the State still says no, even though AB1539 was passed for this purpose.

The State breaks its own laws and for want of a funded, noisy, voting group to call them out on this, practices from the dark ages continue unabated.

Good work here!

B. Cayenne Bird

December 11, 2009 at 7:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )