Pubdate: Sat, 12 Jan 2013
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2013 Los Angeles Times
Author: Raphael Sperry


I am stunned that the governor continues to claim that he can 
interpret what is cruel and unusual under the U.S. Constitution 
better than our federal courts.

How can we have any respect for his criminal justice policies when 
the response to gross violations of human rights in state prisons 
under his watch has been to argue that they aren't really so bad?

What's needed is sentencing reform and ending the misguided war on 
drugs. What we are getting is a disgrace.

Raphael Sperry

San Francisco
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