Posts Tagged ‘California prison overcrowding’


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Rising “Corrections” Costs a Bad Deal for Taxpayers


Wednesday March 16th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:35am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we recently noted, injustices such as wrongful imprisonment, needless trial expenses and prosecutorial errors cost California taxpayers $282 million from 1989 to 2012. These costs are hardly the only problem in the criminal justice system, as Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee observes. Walters has been on the job since the 1970s and…
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Is Federal Prison Oversight a Waste?


Wednesday March 20th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:08am PDT   •   4 Comments

“These people are collecting their hourly rates, flying out here to do whatever it is they do, eating peanuts and watching TV on the plane. When they get here, their usual hourly rate kicks in again. These guys are just rolling.” That may sound like a rant from some television tabloid but it’s actually…
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