Can California Integrate its Prisons Without Violence?
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Earthquake Centered Near Chino Hills Measures 5.4 ()The Los Angeles region was hit with a moderate 5.4 earthquake this morning. It rattled windows for miles but apparently caused no serious damage. The quake was centered east of downtown in Chino Hills. How prepared is the city for a major earthquake?
- Susan Hough: Seismologist and scientist in charge of the Pasadena office of the US Geological Survey
- Laura Chick: Los Angeles City Controller
California Begins Desegregating a Crowded Prison Population ()States like Texas and Oklahoma long ago ended racial segregation in their prisons. Now it’s California’s turn, after the Supreme Court ordered change. State prison officials have to bring white, black and Latino inmates together and still prevent rampant violence.
- T.A. Frank: Irvine Fellow, New America Foundation; Editor, Washington Monthly
- James Marquart: Director of the Program in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Texas at Dallas
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