Federal Money to Stimulate Drug War in California?


A California state advisory board may be deciding today to funnel $33 million in federal money to that desperately needed expedient for a struggling and broke state of…funding narcotics officers to hunt down more nonviolent drug criminals to put behind bars, at an added expense of $43,000 a year for each year they are imprisoned.

The L.A. Times story. I blogged this with quotes, context, and more links about the madness of such an idea in a state that desperately needs to cut its prison population at my California politics blog "City of Angles" at KCET.org.