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Twenty years after “Three Strikes and You’re Out,” there’s evidence that California voters think too much is being spent on prisons that don’t reduce crime. Prop 47 on next week’s ballot would mean sentence reform and early release for some convicts. Is it “common sense” or a “get-out-of-jail-free card?”  We hear both sides.     

Also, LA County Firefighters relate to each other off duty as well as on.  Thirteen percent are the sons, brothers and nephews of others.  Will new rules prevent nepotism?

Photo: Mike Coghlan

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb
Sonya Geis

Is It Time to Relax the “Crackdown on Crime?” 18 MIN, 9 SEC

 

Twenty years ago, California voters passed, “Three Strikes and You’re Out” — providing that a third conviction meant life in prison, even if it was for a minor crime.  There have been some changes since, and now Proposition 47 would reduce some felonies down to misdemeanors — as well as allowing some convicts to appeal for sentence reduction. We get some background and hear a debate.

Guests:
Stanley Goldman, Loyola Law School (@LoyolaLawSchool)
Lenore Anderson, Californians for Safety and Justice (@LenoreAnderson)
Michael Ramos, San Bernardino District Attorney (@MichaelRamos)

More:
Californians for Safe Neighborhoods and Schools (Yes on Prop 47)
California Police Chiefs Association (No on Prop 47)

Son of an LA Firefighter? You’ve Got a Better Chance to Be Hired 6 MIN, 53 SEC

The LA County Fire Department says it’s drafting a nepotism policy after an investigation by the LA Times.  It turns out that 13% of the firefighters hired in the past few years are the sons, brothers, nephews and other relatives of veterans already serving.  Paul Pringle did the research and wrote the story, published in the Times.

Guests:
Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times (@paul_pringle)

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