Dueling Democrats and Prison Reform

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The US Supreme Court says California’s prisons are too crowded, and Governor Brown wants to rent beds in private prisons and out-of-state facilities. Democratic Assembly Speaker John Perez and Republicans in both legislative houses agree. But yesterday, a State Senate committee approved an alternative to reduce the inmate population by rehabilitation, including drug treatment, as well as preventive measures.

Credits

Guests:
John Myers - Los Angeles Times - @johnmyers, Jeffrey Beard - California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - @cacorrections, Hannah-Beth Jackson - California State Senate - @SenHannahBeth

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh, Sonya Geis, Caitlin Shamberg