California’s New Prisons Chief

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Gang violence, the lack of rehabilitation programs and sentencing laws like three strikes and you’re out have California prisons dangerously over-crowded. A federal judge says the health system is so bad it’s unconstitutional. Fixing it all will cost billions of dollars, at a time when the state is cutting back on education because of a 15 billion dollar deficit. To preside over an impending disaster, Governor Schwarzenegger has appointed his 4th Secretary of Corrections in just five years.
Credits

Guests:
Michael Rothfeld - Wall Street Journal, Don Specter - Prison Law Office

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Dan Konecky