Ca. Prison Takeover Threatened By Judge

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Criticizing Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration for a "business as usual" attitude toward reforming California's $6-billion prison system, a federal judge warned that he may name a receiver to take over the state Department of Corrections, reports the Los Angeles Times. Experts said placing day-to-day operation of an entire correctional system under an outsider may be unprecedented. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson requested a meeting with the governor and expressed "disappointment and concern" over the state's "noncompliance" with some of his orders. The San Francisco-based judge said he is disturbed by a renegotiated . . .

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