Posts Tagged ‘prison reform’


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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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Waste and Injustice


Monday March 14th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:00am PDT   •   1 Comment

Taxpayers are familiar with waste in boondoggles such as California’s $68 billion bullet train project and the new span of the Bay Bridge with its cost overruns of $5 billion. Likewise, State Parks bureaucrats keep a hidden slush fund of $54 million and education bosses get lavish salaries and benefits unconnected to student achievement….
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