February 02, 2007

Castro Would Be Proud

California has decided to ship its criminals into America.

"As many as 5,000 California convicts will be transferred out of state to ease an overcrowding crisis in the nation's largest prison system, a top corrections official said Friday.
'We are severely overcrowded, and the need for more space is absolutely critical,' state Corrections Secretary James Tilton said in a statement. 'This decision is being made to protect public safety."

Fidel would approve. I just wonder what other República de Cuba inspired tricks Cali has up its sleeve?

Scarface: coming to a parole board near you.

Seriously though why would the state be surprised at prison overcrowding when it has gone so far as to consider a ban on a certain type of lightbulb?

Posted by Publicola at February 2, 2007 05:49 PM | TrackBack