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Schwarzenegger: Make half priced prisons for illegal aliens in Mexico.


As the backlash against Obama and the left continues, more and more politicians seems to be running to the right.

Schwarzenegger is now under attack for suggesting something half way conservative. Keep in mind that some far-left activist judges have ordered the California prison system to free almost 25% of their convicts due to “overcrowding.” California has some of the most vicious and violent convicts of any prison system.

From CBSNews…

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger floated a novel, if unofficial, proposal Monday that could save the state $1 billion – build and operate prisons in Mexico to house undocumented inmates.

“We pay them to build the prisons down in Mexico and then we have those undocumented immigrants be down there in a prison. … And all this, it would be half the cost to build the prisons and half the cost to run the prisons,” Schwarzenegger told the Sacramento Press Club, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.

Schwarzenegger predicted the savings could reach $1 billion, which could be spent on higher education.

Matthew Cate, the secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said the department was not pursuing any such proposal.

The idea quickly drew criticism.

“It would be like the state of California having a separate island of its own government in Mexico. It just seems like that would be impossible,” Donald Specter, director of the Prison Law Office told the paper. Specter sued California on behalf of prisoners over poor health care conditions. The State is now under a federal court order to reduce its prison population by 40,000 over the next two years.

The prison guards’ union also shot down the governor’s plan.