Unexpected! Confounding! [Darleen Click]
Proof of the death of basic reporter skills in modern J-school grads. From Ass.Press:
California counties are confounding the state’s court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of second-strikers.
The surge in offenders requiring state prison sentences is undermining Gov. Jerry Brown’s 3-year-old realignment law that restructured California’s criminal justice system to keep lower-level felons out of state prison cells as a solution to the state’s prison crowding problem.
The law initially lowered the state prison population, but the number of inmates is on the rise again — led by a record increase in the number of second felony convictions for those who already had a prior conviction for a serious crime.
Hello? You release close to ten thousand felons from state prison (and the claim they are non-violent or not sex-offenders is a crock) and you’re surprised at a sudden increase in reoffending?
Not one question to Gov. Moonbeam or his administration asking how many of these new inmates were previously let loose under AB109/prison realignment??
No no, let’s not build prisons or, at least, house prisoners out of state. Let’s waste billions on the graftastic choo-choo train to nowhere.
Tags: AB109, banana republic, california, prison realignment