Crowded Prisons, Unions, and CA Three Strikes: Why We Can’t Just Build More Cages

This video provides a unique overview of California’s prison problem.  California’s philosophy appears to be lock them up and throw away the key.  The bulk of California’s prisoners are imprisoned for non-violent drug offenses.  The Three Strikes Law is briefly examined, along with so-called ‘mandatory sentencing’ guidelines.  Simply throwing money at the problem — hiring more prison guards and building more prisons — is not only a waste of money but, more importantly, doesn’t work.

 

1 thought on “Crowded Prisons, Unions, and CA Three Strikes: Why We Can’t Just Build More Cages”

  1. Of all places, California's way of dealing with crime is ridiculous. One of the most forward thinking states in the country can't figure out how to handle its criminals and its barely criminals. California has a responsibility to do better.

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