Re "Judge backs prison oversight" (Page A1, April 6): I have been a loyal Jerry Brown supporter since his days as "Governor Moonbeam," a title referencing an rare and unconventional political courage, vision, and idealism I admired.
But today, with every court in the land, including the U.S. Supreme Court, telling California that its prison mismanagement constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under the U.S. Constitution, what is Gov. Brown doing about it?
Is he seeking redemption over the neglect and cruelty that leads to suicides of somebody's wayward, ill child? No. He is using lawyers to once again try to circumvent the clear and correct decision of the courts.
Have we now the Pontius Pilot, crucifying "Governor Cross-Beam?" The young Jerry Brown would be ashamed of the old Jerry Brown.
-- Michael R. Gorman, Sacramento