Now, you may read that and say, "well shucks, if those are crazy nuts in those CA jails who like the stabbin' and the thievin' and the carryin' on, sure, keep em' locked up!" Or at least you would say that if you were a 1920′s gold prospector.
And hey, you might be right – but what about those who would be eligible to get out due to expanded parole programs or after CA passed its new drug laws? Those people did their time (much of which was assigned based on non-violent drug offenses) and now can go free, so why shouldn't they, right? Well, lawyers from California's Attorney General's office don't think the same way.
Why? Because inmates are nice cheap labor.