AB109 hocus pocus broke us focus

Sep 9th, 2013 | By | Category: 'Overcrowding', Budget, Courts, Politics-Relevant;, Realignment, Unions

BobsNewsflash[1],jpgGovernor Brown and Darrell Steinberg have reached a deal on the prison overcrowding crisis, which now seems very likely to pass.  They will go ahead with Jerry’s plan to spend $315 million this year and $415 each of the next two years to open two rental prisons for inmates and to increase the inmate tourist program, placing inmates in out-of-state contract beds.  This will be done, however, ONLY if the judges decline to offer an extension of the overcrowding deadline.  If the judges kick down an additional two years, the state will go ahead with Steinberg’s plan to throw $200 million at pretend-rehabilitation programs.

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2 Comments to “AB109 hocus pocus broke us focus”

  1. M&P says:

    A memo went out from Jeff Beard last week stating that the Gov plans to open these new private joints using our staff and that he knows that we will be prepared to “meet the challenge.”

    My interpretation of that is people are going to be involuntarily transferred to these places to get them staffed. He sited one particular place in Kern County that will hold 2500 inmates.

    • kl2008a says:

      I guess that’s one way to handle those that were laid off. But who the hell wants to go to California City? That’s almost as bad as that Renta-Joint they had in Baker.