Brown’s Sentencing Reform

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Gov. Jerry Brown announced he’s putting a new measure on the November ballot. The measure will undo aspects of a tough sentencing law that Brown himself signed back in 1977. That law marked the beginning of the tough-on-crime era, which also saw an explosion in the state’s prison population.

Credits

Guest:
Joan Petersilia - Stanford Criminal Justice Center

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher