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Sara Mayeux

Friday Roundup: Things We Do in America Edition

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Triple bunks at California State Prison, Los Angeles, in 2006 (photo courtesy CDCR)

In America we stack human beings like products on a shelf (when we aren’t putting them in cages like animals). I can’t think of too many people who benefit from this situation. Although I suppose one person who benefits is Carter G. Phillips, whom the State of California paid $1100 an hour to explain to the Supreme Court why a federal order to do something about the stacking and the cages and the prisoners dying in the cages — a federal order entered only after 20 years of litigation — was “extraordinarily premature.”

Just a reminder that we continue to wait for the Supreme Court to rule in Plata v. Schwarzenegger. In other news of things we do in this country:

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Written by sara

February 11, 2011 at 6:49 am

Posted in Friday Roundups

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