The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Thursday, November 18, 2004
California prisons: Feds edging towards the door?
No Hollywood story arc here, it seems: the crime syndicate that runs the jails (and most of the politicians) in California, aka the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, is set fair to brush off the challenge from Federal white hats and return to business as usual: bloody and highly lucrative.
The LA Times reports the decision of US District Judge Thelton Henderson  in the Pelican Bay case : whilst the existing regime (and the CCPOA) hardly gets a clean bill of health - the judge
ordered an investigation into the state's labor contract with California's correctional officers, asking whether it gives their union too much control over prison management.- the suspicion of a Hutton-style whitewash in the making derives from the fact that, according to the Times,
Now, it may be that the actual text of order gives more hope than the Times piece that the judge is intent on worthwhile action. Perhaps he has one or two shots in his locker.
More to come, evidently.
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