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A fun fun fun post about prison crowding!

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You know what people always think is hilarious? Stories about prison crowding. Well strap yourselves in and file your tooth brushes down to a point because I’m writing a post about the sad state of America’s prisons…

Actually this story has some good news in it! Yesterday the Supreme Court affirmed a Federal Court’s ruling that the state of California must release around 40,000 low-level offenders from its prisons because it’s massive overcrowding has created unconstitutionally awful conditions.

Indeed, because Cali’s prisons are at something like 8000% capacity, in some facilities 54 inmates share a single toilet. That’s only barely constitutional when it is part of a hazing ritual for a 9th grade class at an all boys private school. And at least those kids end up being Congressmen! I think we can be for punishing prisons without being monsters.

Did I say “we”? I forgot Justice Antonin Scalia who, being the awful prick that he is, called the ruling “staggering” and “absurd” and saying it would lead to a massive crime wave. Scalia supports brutal prison conditions both because he is a “Constitutional Orginalist” (meaning he favors using the stocks and drawing and quartering) and because overcrowded prisons reminds that Italian boy of Mama Scalia’s delicious veal piccata.



Written by Your Benevolent Editor

May 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

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