Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Спонсор месяца - ВотИменно.Ру

1. Опыт рока - 1968 ч.3

2. Святые гопники Венесуэлы

3. Дорожная мафия изнутри

4. Установил и забыл - элитная сантехника.

5. Русские в Эквадоре

6. The judges wrote the above opinion three days before inmates trashed and burned Chino in a riot that left a few hundred prisoners badly injured after they went at it, bashing heads with lead pipes and gouging eyes with shards of broken glass. A whole wing will have to be built from scratch, and some of the inmates are still in critical condition. Well, it wasn’t hard to see this coming. There are about 150,000 prisoners in California’s state prisons, the highest count in America, and twice the size the penal system was designed to house. (Chino was holding nearly 6,000 prisoners, but had a maximum capacity of 3,000.) Every year, prisons here are looking more and more like they do in Russia, including the russkie perennial favorite: multi-strain resistant TB. And yet, prison authorities blamed the riot on racial tensions between Mexicans and Blacks. That’s the kind of analysis that makes everyone happy—blame it all on those wild colored folks, rather than on state barbarism.

But there’s something even crazier. See, California’s politicians didn’t approve the early release program because prison conditions had become so inhumane. (In August, a panel of federal judges ruled that the state’s prison system “violates the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.”) And they sure as hell didn’t agree to it because it was the moral thing to do. No, the state Assembly did it only because they needed to balance the annual budget. Because if they don’t let the prisoners go, a whole lot of Californians are going to lose their jobs. And all that excess budget fat hanging off California’s penal carcass made prison expenses a prime target. California spends almost twice as other states on warehousing its inmates: $50,000 per person per year, or $8,000,000,000 for all of them.

Спонсор месяца - ВотИменно.Ру


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