Criminal Appeal points out that the feds may take over California's prison system because the State cannot fix it (and may be acting to make it worse).
Stop the Bleating points to an article which shows how bad things can be for a Defendant when the judge is bad. This is downright scary. [addendum] No, I don't blame the prosecutor for being somewhat myopic. In an adversarial process we all tend to get that way sometimes. But the judge is supposed to ensure that the whole picture is presented.
May It Please the Court points to a group of guys getting charged with escape because they made a beer run - from the jail.