Supreme Court Hears Prison Overcrowding Case

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For 20 years the State of California has been charged with unhealthy and inhumane treatment of prisoners, but failed to meet many promises to ease overcrowding. Today, the US Supreme Court took up the state’s appeal of an appellate court ruling that 40,000 prisoners be released. 

Credits

Guests:
David Savage - Los Angeles Times - @davidgsavage, Don Thompson - Associated Press, Joan Petersilia - Stanford Criminal Justice Center

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner