Major Problems with State Prisons and Local Medical Care

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The legislature is back, faced with a prison riot, a federal court order and the need to cut another $1.2 billion from the state budget. Plus, a week-long event at the Inglewood Forum demonstrates just how inadequate LA's medical system really is. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, with homelessness on the increase, cities are passing laws that make it harder than ever to survive on the streets. Is Los Angeles really America's "meanest city?" We hear a heated debate.

Banner image: An inmate at the Mule Creek State Prison walks near their bunk beds in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners in Ione, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images