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Monday, July 17, 2006

Cali Prison Special Master States Prison System is in Crisis and Governor is Politically Unmotivated to Help

From latimes.com: John Hagar, a special master overseeing California prison reforms for a federal judge, says California's correctional system is in crisis and the governor's election-year ambitions are bedeviling efforts to fix it.

As Hagar sees it, Schwarzenegger's bid for reelection has prompted his aides to improperly snuggle up to the prison guards union, a deep-pocket powerhouse in California politics. To sweeten relations, Hagar asserts, Schwarzenegger is granting the union clout over key decisions — and at least temporarily shelving his agenda of prison reform. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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