Does California's Parole System Need to Be Rebuilt?

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Some AIG executives have given their bonuses back, but the fires of populist anger have already been lit. On our rebroadcast of today’s To the Point, is it greater on the right or the left? Will it paralyze Congress? Can a popular new president turn it to his advantage? Also, the killing of four Oakland police officers has focused attention on a system of parole from prison that even some state officials agree hasn’t been working for years. What’s wrong? What are prospects for change?

Banner image: Oakland police officers collect evidence at a scene where their fellow officers were shot March 21, 2009. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images



Warren Olney