Posts Tagged ‘prison costs’

Apocalypse Hoosegow Part IV: Prison Doctor Purgatory

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Oh, there are so many fun ways we can go here. The first might be to address the teeming mass of Americans who believe increasing prison healthcare spending will mean that inmates can expect better medical services than the rest of us. (more…)

Prison Sex Change Controversy, as argued by Bert and Ernie

Thursday, June 9th, 2011
The Kicker: New York Daily News

Ernie: Hi Bert! Say, what’s your take on state-funded sex change surgery? You know, like for guys in prison who want to become women?

Bert: Wait, what the hell did you just say to me?  (more…)

Apocalypse Hoosegow, Part II

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Part II of a series wherein we follow Federal Receiver J. Clark Kelso “up the river” of prison health costs


The parting shot in our first installment focused on the current rate of spending in California prisons and the fact that there’s no excuse for letting Federal Receiver J. Clark Kelso keep his job rather than hiring someone who will stand up for taxpayers. (more…)

Colonel Kelso Heads Up the River

Monday, February 7th, 2011

…and takes a boatload of your tax dollars with him.

Original Story: L.A. Times

Remember the ”extreme prejudice” scene in Apocalypse Now? The one where Martin Sheen’s Captain Willard character is ordered to head north to find and kill the rogue Colonel Kurtz? (more…)