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Crime jumps as prisoners flood into county jails 28

July 13, 2012 By Dave Roberts California’s experiment in incarcerating tens of thousands of criminals in local jails or their homes rather than in state prisons is 10 months old, so the verdict is not yet in on whether it’s

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More Inmates today in US Prisons than in Stalin’s Gulag 7

John Seiler: Incredible. America now has more people in its stuffed prisons, 6 million, than were stuck in Stalin’s gulag prison system. Reports Fareed Zakaria on CNN.com: “Is this hyperbole? Here are the facts. The U.S. has 760 prisoners per 100,000

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Your Tax Money Stays in Vegas

The state is broke and cutting budgets sharply. Yet the prison guards are heading for a high time in Vegas — at the taxpayers’ expense. Reports the State Worker: The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has set aside about $350,000 to pay

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$700K State Salaries Bust Budget 0

JUNE 6, 2011 He’s not a Nobel Prize-winning physician. He’s not the founder of a life science company. He’s not even a Hollywood plastic surgeon. Yet he earned an enviable $777,423 last year. He’s a doctor at High Desert State

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Does Prison Decision Violate States' Rights? 1

MAY 25, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, effectively putting the federal courts in charge of California prisons, directly involved the question of states’ rights. The decision, Brown vs. Plata, mandated that from 38,000 to 46,000

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Court Decision Could Spur Prison Reform 3

MAY 23, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision mandating California state prison reductions must lead to long-needed reforms. The decision upheld a lower court ruling that from 38,000 to 46,000 must be released due to overcrowding that

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Lindsay Lohan Given Absurd Sentence 0

MAY 12, 2011 By JOHN SEILER One thing I’d like to know is how many millions of our tax dollars the government spent to convict beautiful actress Lindsay Lohan of petty theft. You know they spent that much because the

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Brown Ignores Will of Voters on Taxes 1

APRIL 14, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Apparently California Gov. Jerry Brown and his staff follow Calwatchdog.com, but not necessarily the will of the people of California. Gov. Brown issued a curious statement at a press conference held Wednesday in Sacramento

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Guards Imprison Gov. Brown 4

APRIL 12, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Call me a bleeding heart, but I think prisoners should be treated humanely. In most American prisons, they’re treated like animals — actually, the ASPCA would get anyone who treated animals like that arrested

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Assembly OKs Prisoner Dump 3

MARCH 18, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS On a straight party-line vote, California Assembly Democrats approved a public safety bill on Thursday that Republicans warned will dump inmates out of overcrowded state prisons and into overcrowded county jails — or release

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