Sunday, May 29, 2011

Best Quote about Supreme Court Order Requiring Prisoner Release in California

Walter Russell Mead: SCOTUS Makes It Official: California A Failed State: "...when you produce so many criminals that you can’t afford to lock them up, you are a failed state."


x684867 said...

There is a historical lesson to learn here. Call it the tail of two states: Texas and California. Both built large prison systems during the 1990s. But Texas had complied with its federal consent decree under Ruiz v. Estelle to end the unconstitutional practices of its prison system. Meanwhile, California had the same opportunity but decided to build prisons without reforming underlying problems existing in their prisons. In the end while Texas enjoys a recidivism rate (that is the percentage of criminals who commit new crimes) lower than 30% due to investments in rehabilitation and high standards, California pushes 60% recidivism with higher costs.

Go figure!

Anonymous said...

Build another prison in Texas.
Even better yet, stop funding handouts to illegal, and they have funds.

Anonymous said...

One more thing, after reading the article:
Hey Potus, take your own word inward!
As is California, so is the U.S.!
Words cannot describe his stupid intelligence.