See, for example, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association." But it is always the CCPOA
that is given as the example.
also exemplifies how unionization interferes with standards and discipline.
In a skillful narrative, Page explains how the CCPOA
's political vigor derives from the prison guards' hard experience as underdogs, hated first by the rehabilitation-oriented liberal consensus and later by the radical New Left.
As the CCPOA
's relationship with its former allies has deteriorated, it has adopted some positions it once would have derided as dangerously liberal.
, (91) many of them do advocate incarceration.
For one, the CCPOA
is politically powerful, and will likely oppose measures that threaten prison guards' job security, or even measures that would slow CCPOA
His narrative echoes those of imprisoned African survivors of the transatlantic transfer, while supplementing the CCPOA
's rosy tribute to the onset of the high-technology prison.
Because the CCPOA
not only has a reputation as a major player in California politics but has a membership with an obvious financial interest in keeping the prisons full, it's tried to lower its profile: For a few weeks this summer, you couldn't find the organization on any of the opposition lists.
Brown's unwillingness to deal decisively with the prison debacle has a lot to do with his union ties: When he ran for governor in 2010, the CCPOA
contributed more than $2 million to his campaign.
The speaker was Mike Jimenez, who had become president of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA
) in 2002.
The California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA
) told its members they did not have to talk to investigators from the FBI or the US Attorney's office.
stayed out of the fray on 19, as did many of the formerly anti-reform and deep-pocketed Indian tribes.