August 28, 2013 12:00 AM

Dan Walters: New moves in California's old penal game

Eight months ago, while asking federal judges to modify an order to reduce overcrowding in the state's prisons, Gov. Jerry Brown uttered these words: "We can't pour more and more money down the rat hole of incarceration. We have to spend as much as we need, but no more, and I think we've hit that point."

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