Thursday, January 10, 2008
What's Usually Forgotten
in the rush to build prisons and jails, but Grits for Breakfast never forgets. Here’s his latest catch on how a wing in a TX jail had to be closed down because not enough staff could be hired. It really is another reason why we can’t sustain the current levels of incarceration in so many states, including CA and others besides TX that are dangerously understaffed. A lot of this would be solved if someone would take seriously requiring all cj legislation to carry with it not just an additional bedspace projection but also an additional personnel projection. That influences more legislation than anything else I know out there in terms of controlling hasty decisions.