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  •  In 1992 (I believe), (2+ / 0-)
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    old wobbly, YoyogiBear

    in response to a federal court order to reduce prison overcrowding, the Governor of California (Duke?) proposed releasing all non-violent state-prison inmates who were within 6 months of their parole date.  

    The proposal was challenged and successful defeated by the prison guard union because it would cut into their overtime!

    Yes, prison employees actually kept human beings in jail so they could make money off their misery.

    If this isn't the tail wagging the dog...

    (-7.75, -7.69) No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up - Lily Tomlin

    by john07801 on Sun Apr 08, 2007 at 09:43:50 PM PDT

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