Wednesday, February 3, 2010

California's Early Inmate Release Goes Bad Instantly

It didn't take long. It will probably only get worse. Not only has California was ordered to release a chunk of its prison population, but the governor put into an effect an early release program. Why? Money, of course. California is drowning and some idiots think releasing convicted prisoners is a way of solving the problem. The sheriff isn't happy. Citizens aren't happy. The stuffed shirts said it's okay. These guys were in on misdemeanors. Blah Blah Blah.

Well, tell that to the woman who went through this nightmare. This isn't the answer. Politicians need to have their perks cut. That will save a ton. We are paying these officials ridiculous amounts and then giving them perks galore, and they aren't even reporting their gifts. 38 of them were recently slapped with a teeny $200 fine for non-reporting. Let's up that to $10,000 and see how often they fail to report. $200? That's petty change for these guys.

I can only speak for me, but I'm angry and upset at the early releases, at the mandate to reduce the prison population, at the governor for thinking this was an answer, and at the politicians who should all be kicked out of office so we can start over.

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