Tuesday, September 21, 2010


At the time I posted THERE IS SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG WITH THE LAW (9-14-10), the Kookfornia Department of Corrections was about to dump triple-murderer Loren Herzog in remote and rural Lassen County. That was because the urbanites of his native Stocton insisted he be released to live far away. The good folks in Lassen County raised such a shit-storm that CDCR relented and announced that Herzog will be released to live in quarters on state property next to the High Desert State Prison in Susanville.
Actually that is not really a novel idea. In the past, some inmates in their 80s and 90s were released from custody to live in housing on prison property because, after being imprisoned for 40 or 50 years, they had become so institutionalized that they pleaded to stay in prison after the expiration of their sentences.
I believe that housing released inmates like that piece of shit Herzog on prison property is an excellent idea. That would limit his comings and goings and facilitate close monitoring of his activities.
Jeff Doyle seems to agree: Cowardly though CDCR has behaved in this matter, Paco has long supported housing problem parolees on state grounds. Specifically, we have advocated placing transient sex offenders in existing housing. In that context, housing this specimen on prison grounds makes sense. However, the placement makes the choice of Lassen County seem even less credible: Why not move him to Deuel Vocational Institution [in Tracy], Folsom [in Represa] or one of the other original pens.
And good old Bob Walsh asks: Will he be paying rent? Just curious.

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