Dueling Democrats and Prison Reform

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Crime is down in California, but state officials don't agree about how to reduce prison overcrowding as federal courts have ordered by the end of this year. Governor Brown wants $315 million to rent new jail space. Senate Democrats say $200 million spent on rehabilitation would do the job. The rhetoric is heating up with just days left in the legislative session. We hear both sides. Also, one of education reform's most controversial figures visits our studios. We talk with Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of schools in Washington DC, about California and LA Unified.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, President Obama is in Russia for the G20 summit where America's threat to attack Syria has taken center stage. We hear what separates the US and Russia, including dispute about evidence of which side really has used chemical weapons and what should be done. 

Banner image: (L-R) Governor Jerry Brown and Assembly Speaker John Perez address the press