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California’s Broken Prison System Has Union Fingerprints All Over It

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Great article. I’m glad the media and reporters are catching on to this. The California prison union is responsible for so many problems it is hard to focus on which one is the worst! They put up tons of money and found donors to scare the public in relation to the 3 strike law. Straight terror tactics. Also mentioned in this article is how much the guards make. Thanks for pointing out the time and half salary. Also consider they get paid extra for hazard pay whenever the yard is on lock down. That opens up another whole can of worms…

Prison Reform Movement's Weblog- America: Land of the Free, Home of the Incarcerated

By Arthur B. Laffer

 

California’s voters will soon consider two ballot initiatives that aim to reduce the state’s unsustainable spending on prisons. The cost of jail is punishing – and not just for the prisoners. Incarcerating an inmate runs an average of $47,000 a year.

That figure certainly is not chump change, but the folks behind bars are not the reason that the finances for California’s prison system are falling apart. Rather, the state’s unionized prison guards – specifically, their excessively generous pay and benefits – are to blame. Reforming the Golden State’s broke – and broken – correctional system should start by taking on the prison guards.

The crisis in California’s prisons was cast into stark relief last year when the U.S. Supreme Court found that the state was violating the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The high court ordered the…

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lenn Langohr resides in southern California where he spends his time doing what he loves best, reading and writing. He started writing from prison on drug charges and hasn't stopped since. He is an usher at his church and loves to reach out to other prisoners to help them turn their lives around. Glenn is married to his dream girl, Sanette, who plays Annette in one of his novels. The author will gift his books FREE from the Kindle store to those who can't afford it... Glenn Langohr rollcallthebook@gmail.com lockdownpubishing.com

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