The NYT on California prison system

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How difficult it is for state planners to fully recognize the scope of costs and unintended consequences behind criminal justice policies. I'd bet dollars to donuts increases in the parole system were at one time sited as a release valve for prison populations. The technique proves ineffective without credible commitment and thus ends up being more costly than less. An interesting piece regardless.

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Jenny said:

Maybe part of the problem is air conditioning...Don't know if it's even available, but I'd be surprised if it isn't. With prisons in places like Norco and Blythe, it's probably really expensive keeping the prisoners from getting heat stroke.

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