Tough-on-Crime Policies Overwhelm Shrinking State Budgets

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State prison budgets have quadrupled in the last 20 years, out-pacing every state government spending category except healthcare. Guest host Lawrence O'Donnell considers the price of being tough on crime and what changes states are making to run corrections systems that they can afford. Also, President Obama unveils his strategy for Afghanistan. On Reporter's Notebook, will Detroit become the new Greenwich Village?

Special thanks to Rebecca Mooney for production assistance.

 

Credits

Host:
Lawrence O'Donnell

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis