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(Local10 WPLG)   Court orders California to cut San Quentin inmates in half. Sounds messy but okay   (local10.com) divider line
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2020-10-22 4:31:05 AM  
OK, that is harsh.
 
2020-10-22 4:36:25 AM  
California sucks. It is because they will not let Disneyland open that the company has had to furlough and now fire thousands of cast members. It is the only Disney property not to open, causing them to cut their staff all around the world. Now they are going to cut inmates in half.
 
2020-10-22 4:41:03 AM  
Good. Abolish.
 
2020-10-22 4:42:38 AM  

daffy: California sucks. It is because they will not let Disneyland open that the company has had to furlough and now fire thousands of cast members. It is the only Disney property not to open, causing them to cut their staff all around the world. Now they are going to cut inmates in half.


Taking steps to help curb the spread of a highly infectious disease is less important than the blatant greed of Disney? The only reason Disney is firing anyone isn't because California is closed, its because corporate greed. God forbid they only pocket 10.5 billion in net income instead of the 11.5 billion. It would break the company.
 
2020-10-22 4:52:09 AM  

daffy: California sucks. It is because they will not let Disneyland open that the company has had to furlough and now fire thousands of cast members. It is the only Disney property not to open, causing them to cut their staff all around the world. Now they are going to cut inmates in half.


I have news for you: California isn't just Disneyland. We're also America's biggest state economy, so it's in everyone's best interests for us to get businesses up and running again, even if a few fat tourists from Flyover can't get their mouse fix without heading east to Floriduh. If that means protecting society's weakest and most exposed members, I'm afer it.

/Funny joke, subby - too bad not everyone gets it.
 
2020-10-22 4:58:20 AM  
I note with interest that California has roughly half the population of the UK and roughly the same number of prisoners. Letting some out probably won't hurt.
 
2020-10-22 5:18:58 AM  
They could reduce prison crowding some by actually carrying out sentences:
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2020-10-22 5:27:14 AM  

orbister: I note with interest that California has roughly half the population of the UK and roughly the same number of prisoners. Letting some out probably won't hurt.


Prisons should be for the violent and people who failed to obey orders of the courts as a final resort to ensure the rule of Law. Financial crimes hurt people, but they can be punished in ways other than imprisonment (again, unless they fail to obey the gentle suggestions of judges). Murderers, rapists, traitors, kiddy-diddlers, people who threaten or use weapons, who beat victims, ... - these need to be contained in prisons. I'll even agree for repeat offenders who obstinately refused to learn the first time.

And those who are convicted  and become ill? Well, if you can't do the time, ....  Fark the violent. Fark'em!
Should've thought of that before you beat up someone's grandma for her widows ring & a few SS bucks. I have no pity for the violent. Their death from disease in prison will lower the recidivism rate.

I prefer the old Pennsylvania System: each prisoner in a private cell, no socialization with others & a sign on the door that says "Do not open until ...."
 
2020-10-22 6:17:44 AM  

Lurk Who's Talking: Prisons should be for the violent and people who failed to obey orders of the courts as a final resort to ensure the rule of Law.


The first category, violent offenders, requires little explanation. The second? Do you include parking tickets? https://www.prisonpolicy.org/research​/​poverty_and_wealth/

Rule of the Law. Letter of the Law. Down by Law...

To credit your post with some insight, I think research of the kind I've linked above is exactly why municipalities under stress from COVID-19 are suspending previous schemes of debt and fine cycles by eliminating their ultimate consequence-- jail and prison time.

Schemes engineered to buffer their general fund coffers.
 
2020-10-22 7:45:33 AM  

Lurk Who's Talking: I prefer the old Pennsylvania System: each prisoner in a private cell, no socialization with others & a sign on the door that says "Do not open until ...."


I prefer systems which treat prisoners as human, which recognizes that a huge number have treatable mental illness and gives the appropriate treatment, which recognizes that a huge number have been serious damaged by poverty, neglect and abuse and seeks to remedy that damage, and which recognizes that many prisoners can be rehabilitated and offers rehabilitation.

Punishment is an important role of prisons but it should be a minor role.
 
2020-10-22 8:09:23 AM  
So the prisoner's real mom will try to stop them by agreeing to let the fake mom keep them.
 
2020-10-22 8:30:16 AM  
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2020-10-22 9:16:08 AM  

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2020-10-22 9:29:51 AM  

orbister: I note with interest that California has roughly half the population of the UK and roughly the same number of prisoners. Letting some out probably won't hurt.


Well, we don't have Parliament here, so we have no where else to put them.
 
2020-10-22 9:49:46 AM  
Worked for King Solomon!
 
2020-10-22 9:51:17 AM  

FleshFlapps: daffy: California sucks. It is because they will not let Disneyland open that the company has had to furlough and now fire thousands of cast members. It is the only Disney property not to open, causing them to cut their staff all around the world. Now they are going to cut inmates in half.

Taking steps to help curb the spread of a highly infectious disease is less important than the blatant greed of Disney? The only reason Disney is firing anyone isn't because California is closed, its because corporate greed. God forbid they only pocket 10.5 billion in net income instead of the 11.5 billion. It would break the company.


Even a large corporation shouldn't be forced to pay people to do nothing.  Companies aren't charities.
 
2020-10-22 10:11:35 AM  

jso2897: orbister: I note with interest that California has roughly half the population of the UK and roughly the same number of prisoners. Letting some out probably won't hurt.

Well, we don't have Parliament here, so we have no where else to put them.


You're nearer Australia than we are.
 
2020-10-22 10:12:24 AM  
courts are the ones that put people in, it should never have a say on how many get out....


/i guess the court people all came from Florida...
 
2020-10-22 11:05:00 AM  
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2020-10-22 11:21:17 AM  
And then the murders began?
 
2020-10-22 12:25:30 PM  
End your evil drug war. Problem solved.
 
2020-10-22 12:46:31 PM  

orbister: jso2897: orbister: I note with interest that California has roughly half the population of the UK and roughly the same number of prisoners. Letting some out probably won't hurt.

Well, we don't have Parliament here, so we have no where else to put them.

You're nearer Australia than we are.


The UK began using Australia as a prison colony because our successful Revolution deprived them of their previous dumping ground for thieves & whores: Georgia.
 
2020-10-22 1:08:55 PM  
Can they start with Scott Peterson, please?
 
2020-10-22 3:28:35 PM  
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