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CA: Dismantling at-risk inmate housing brings hurdles

Special California prisons intended to protect gang informants, disgraced cops and child molesters have become so violent, gang-riddled and crowded that officials are dismantling what’s become the United States’ largest protective custody program. Full Article

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  1. Matt

    When this news first came out, I thought it was a ploy by CDCR to get more money. If they actually proceed with this, it’s going to get real messy, real fast. CDCR knows this. This has something to do with money. They have some kind of long-game in mind here. Maybe when a few hundred people get killed, they can go back to the state for more money to recreate PC yards. I don’t know, but this doesn’t sound right. I’ve been on three of those PC yards. They’re no picnic. But the whole reason PC yards were created was to keep groups apart. Now the same people who created the segregation are saying segregation isn’t required. No…..It’s just too expensive to do it correctly.

    • Contrarian

      It’s hard to see CDCR’s profit motive here, but there is always a profit motive anytime CDCR is involved. Perhaps the “long-term” plan is to use the “dismantling” process as an excuse to lobby for increased prison funding: more “beds,” buildings, guards, staff, contracts, etc. The dismantling process may even add to recidivism, as “sex offenders” may be more shamed into isolation during their incarceration because of fear of being “outed.” This whole dismantling process may even bring trauma to those who are not sex offenders, thus exacerbating one’s recidivism. Either way, the effect does not seem geared to “rehabilitation.” And the end game seems to rationalize more funding to CDCR in a time that prison population is on the decline. Just as the Static-99R SCAM and “treatment” schemes are geared to rationalize CDCR’s perpetual existence, this dismantling process seems intended to do the same. CDCR, just like any other government organization, fears being defunded and/or being abolished.

      For example, CDCR is/was opposed to AB 109 because it cut funding to the prison system and resulted in layoffs of hundreds of parole officers. Still today, CDCR and law enforcement peddles a narrative that crime has increased since prison population cuts — yet university studies prove otherwise:

      – UC Irvine study: https://news.uci.edu/2016/02/19/research-finds-no-increase-in-major-crimes-after-states-2011-prisoner-release/

      – Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2016/05/18/mass-release-of-california-prisoners-didnt-cause-rise-in-crime-two-studies-find/

      When it comes to what CDCR and law enforcement say, it seems wise to assume the opposite of their narrative. Unfortunately, law enforcement seem rarely honest… especially when it comes to politics. OPEN YOUR EYES AND MINDS PEOPLE!!

  2. bob

    Im glad im not in the CA STATE DUMP anymore !!

  3. Not Really

    I think the prison guard union likes the good ‘ol days better.

    https://www.ocregister.com/2007/03/28/death-sentence-the-deadly-jail-beating-of-john-chamberlain/

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