Proposition 57 - Public Safety
This November, California voters will weigh in on a measure that would create additional opportunities for certain nonviolent offenders to be released from prison sooner. Backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, Prop. 57 would allow some prisoners to come up for parole consideration earlier than their original sentence allows and to earn credits for participating in rehabilitation programs. KQED producer Rachel Berger and reporter Marisa Lagos go inside San Quentin and talk to victim rights advocates about the measure.
KQED Senior Editor for California Politics and Government Scott Shafer joins Thuy Vu with a look at key state contests, from the U.S. Senate race to competing measures on the death penalty.
For more election coverage and KQED's Election Guide, check out elections.kqed.org.
Courtroom Implicit Bias Training
From recent police-involved shootings to this week's presidential debate, the term "implicit bias" has been getting a lot of attention. The question of bias extends into the courtroom, the Department of Justice has found. In July, the department announced a new program to train judges and prosecutors to recognize implicit bias and develop strategies to combat it. Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, joins Thuy Vu.
Coming Up Next Week
Oct. 14, 2016: A conversation with Scott Wiener and Jane Kim, candidates for CA Senate District 11