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    for conceding that there is a genuine complaint here that needs to be investigated. I'm glad you backed off of your earlier claim that "everything was done by law, policy, regulation and book."

    If Obama's ahead and superdelegates give it to Clinton I'm voting for McCain--Geekesque

    by dconrad on Wed Mar 05, 2008 at 01:19:31 AM PST

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    •  I don't know what's going on in jails (0+ / 0-)

      A quick search suggests that overcrowding is big in Tacoma but it's healthcare that's the worry in Seattle, but that may just be a matter of ranking which lawsuit hit hardest most recently.

      Los Angeles has HUGE and enduring overcrowding problems. In 2006, Judge Pregerson described the conditions as "inconsistent with basic human values." (link)   In 2007, the ACLU filed another complaint against the same system alleging "detainees have routinely been denied food, drink, functioning toilets and even toilet paper. In some cases, detainees have been hooded and chained to benches..." (link)   Those are the guys who just got arrested, nevermind everyone else.

      For awhile that meant that anyone who insisted on seeing an immigration judge in LA walked free (it wasn't worth letting a violent offender out just to make room for an undocumented immigrant), but I've heard rumors that a private detention center has moved in. IMHO, the people who say that private prison profits are the motivation for all the "no leniency" policies may be on to something.

      The Atlantic Monthly online is now subscription-free... including archives!

      by opendna on Wed Mar 05, 2008 at 02:13:39 AM PST

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