California Prison Realignment

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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?


Matthew Cate, secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

David Muhammad, chief probation officer for Alameda County

Joan Petersilia, criminologist and co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center

David Kuge, chief probation officer with Kern County Probation

Jim Nielsen, California State assemblymember (R) and former chairman of the Board of Prison Terms