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State Prisoners Move to Counties


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Inmates at Chino State Prison sit inside a metal cage in the hallway in December, 2010.
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Inmates at Chino State Prison sit inside a metal cage in the hallway in December, 2010.

Starting this week, state prisoners are being moved to county jails or probation to serve out their sentences. It's all part of a plan called realignment, an attempt to reduce the state prison population to meet a federal court order. Counties are struggling to comply, and some worry public safety is in jeopardy.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Barry Krisberg, director of the Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Matthew Cate, secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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