Shut out and shut down by the Supreme Court, Gov. Jerry Brown had a few options to following court orders. He could have reduced the prison population by releasing more nonviolent inmates. He could have asked nonprofits and medical staffs to evaluate and properly place the ill and mentally ill into other, reasonable facilities. Nope. Instead, he is moving inmates into tax-payer funded private prisons, with 2 and 3 yr guarantees of payment.