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Fri, Jul 29, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

California Prison Realignment


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A California Department of Corrections officer speaks to inmates at Chino State Prison.
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A California Department of Corrections officer speaks to inmates at Chino State Prison.

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

Guests:

  • 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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