Saturday, February 14, 2009

California to free 55,000 inmates because of overcrowding

About time. California represents the regressive and the progressive at the same time. It has a huge prison population made up, just like most other places, of lots and lots of people there for drug crimes among other things. The racial composition is the same as in other places, so that while you have mostly white people living in semi-legal marijuana growing communes up in Humboldt county you have black kids from LA and Oakland in jail for selling weed. It's very likely that they'll release people thought to be the least dangerous for society, and that's going to be them.

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