Gov Brown Wants Feds to Give Back Control of Prisons

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Governor Brown picks a fight with the federal courts over the health and safety of inmates, claiming that California prisons aren’t overcrowded any more.

Due to overcrowding and a sometimes fatal lack of health care, federal courts seized partial control of prisons in California.  Governor Schwarzenegger ordered that inmates be sent to other states.  Today, Governor Brown said the prison population has been reduced enough… 

Credits

Guests:
Denny Walsh - Reporter, Sacramento Bee, Joan Petersilia - Stanford Criminal Justice Center

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Anna Scott