Editorial – The Sacramento Bee – Public Safety Realignment – Sacramento’s inmate dodge

Editorial – The Sacramento Bee – September 7, 2011 If prisoner realignment is to become more than the latest California exercise in passing the buck (while keeping the bucks), state officials must step up with a constitutional commitment to funding. There are two ways to break a promise: all at once, short and to the point, perhaps with a word of regret, or over the course of months, in a silent, maybe-yes maybe-no passive-aggressive snub. Sacramento, in its cruel brilliance, managed to use both methods simultaneously as it broke, and continues to break, a promise to fund the transfer of state parolees and prisoners to county control. Too bad it’s not just some internal government versus government spat. It’s a major breach of faith that…[For full story:  http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-realignment-20110907,0,2535340.story

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Editorial – The Sacramento Bee – Public Safety Realignment – Sacramento’s inmate dodge

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