Non-Violent Felons to Move from State Prison to County Jail

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Tens of thousands of nonviolent felons will be serving time in county jails instead of state prisons.  That's the law signed by Governor Brown last night.  The catch is that, without the extended tax hikes he wants approved by the voters, there's no money to reimburse the counties for hundreds of millions of dollars in new expenses. Brown promises that the change won't happen until the money is there, but some law enforcement officers say it's still a bad idea.

Credits

Guests:
Steve Cooley - former Los Angeles District Attorney, Matthew Cate - California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis