Court Sanctioned Prison Break Soon to Follow…
Who says there’s no such thing as good news anymore? Apparently they haven’t been paying attention to the national headlines that the Supreme Court of California made today when they decided they needed to reduce the state’s prison populations by 110,000 in the next few years. And to start the plan initially, the court has recommended that the state rid themselves of 33,000 as soon as possible. Awesome (sarcasm implied strongly here).
While it may be a fine way of lowering the ridiculous cost of housing in California, the state’s conclusion here is brash, even though they are desperately trying to accomplish the feat without releasing a single prisoner early.Yeah…right. We have seen this scene played out before and guess what? This type of plan always succumbs to allowing prisoners out early, so you know it’s definitely going to happy.
The funniest part of the whole story, however, is the fact that this need to quell prison overcrowding is not a reaction of danger to the guards, but the inmates instead. That’s right, this massive endeavor has been launched because of recent prison riots in which prisoners, not guards were stabbed and slashed in maximum security prisons. I’m sorry, but I’m not all for reform to help some murderer or child molester who happens to get stabbed because the guards can’t calm a crowd down without risking their own safety.
So prepare yourselves Californians, it only looks like a matter of time before the “good behavior” prisoners, or the ones with the least amount of time left, will be sent streaming back into your city streets. Don’t worry, though, I’m sure they’ll all be completely reformed and looking to be productive members of society (sarcasm again implied strongly here).