Rejected spending and the prisoner crisis

For every action, goes the law of both physics and politics, there is a reaction, a consequence.

Constitutional crisis coming over prisons?

Rarely since the Civil War have state officials anywhere in America been as close to openly defying federal authority as Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature are today.

Alternatives to prison realignment could be worse

As crime statistics for 2012 gradually filter in from around the state, gripes about the 15-month-old prison realignment program have begun rising in newspaper headlines and talk show airwaves.