Fri, Jul 29, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
California Prison RealignmentDownload audio (MP3)
Beginning in October, California will reduce its prison population by moving thousands of low-level non-violent offenders to counties. The move comes on the heels of a court order to reduce the population of the state's overcrowded prisons. But are counties ready to take on these inmates?
Host: Scott Shafer
- David Kuge, chief probation officer with Kern County Probation
- David Muhammad, chief probation officer for Alameda County
- Jim Nielsen, California State assemblymember (R) and former chairman of the Board of Prison Terms
- Joan Petersilia, criminologist and co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center
- Matthew Cate, secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
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