Prisoner 'Realignment:' A Public Safety Nightmare?

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LA Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Beck have joined County Supervisors in warning about "realignment," the shift of non-violent, non-sexual, non-serious prisoners from the state to local jurisdictions. They predict an increase in crime. But other leaders in other places say local officials can do a better job, cheaper with parolees and probationers who will be released in any case.  We hear the other side of the story. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Barack Obama and Black America.

Banner image: Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (C) and police chief Charlie Beck (R) discuss crime statistics for Los Angeles. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images