Like the plot of ‘LOST,’ ‘overcrowding’ drama continues with no discernible ending
As noted yesterday, The 3 Judge panel consisting of Lawrence Karlton, Thelton Henderson and Stephen Reinhardt have declared their intention to impose, on its own terms, a long-standing, oft-delayed order to reduce CDCR’s population.
CDCR and the Prison Law Office (PLO), the Court declared, are at loggerheads and, to the delight of that organization’s Don Specter, the Court is bound to impose a model AT LEAST as radical as his last offer to Dr. Beard’s crack negotiators.
Frankly, Paco is amazed at the Court’s prior restraint in NOT following through on numerous contempt orders–Governors and agency secretaries alike ignored those with impugnity. Yet now, even in their no more Mr. Nice Guys order, the judges give the state just a bit more time to see the light.
Interestingly, just as the series “LOST” became virtually impossible to follow after a few years, the population cap matter has become so confusing, even the judges need a few months to make sense of it….and it’s their creation.
So, as with LOST, time will tell whether we live, die, are in Purgatory or Hell and how it all ends.
Unfortunately, it is becoming imminently clear the final episode will leave everyone confused and bewildered.