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Dear Jerry/Dear Joe: About those early prison releases ...
Dear Jerry/Dear Joe: About those early prison releases ...

I have no idea whether Gov. Jerry Brown read the letter that was sent to him earlier this week by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. And if he did, I have no idea whether he answered it. But if he did, I like to think it would look something like this: Dear Joe: Thanks so much for your letter of Aug. 7, in which you suggest that California deal with its prison overcrowding process the “Sheriff Joe” way: with a tent city in the desert. Brilliant! I know you guys in Arizona are proud of your deserts – heck, your whole state’s a desert, am I right? – but we’re pretty good with deserts here too. We’ve got the Mojave, the Colorado, Death Valley,...

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