Re "Legal war ahead over inmate cuts" (Page A1, Jan. 9): What is wrong with our government? It cares more about the health care of the prisoners than about struggling seniors on Medicare and Social Security.
Courts say California doesn't meet the federal standards for prisoner health care. But Congress keeps looking for cuts on Medicare and new ways to reduce Social Security payments.
I worked all my life and paid into Social Security, as did my employer. Let's quit babying criminals and treat them for who they really are, criminals.
-- Gary Sodervick, North Highlands