Realignment and California's Jail-Building Boom

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There's a construction boom in California. News stories show local officials posing with shovels as counties break ground for new jails. But those aren't the images that were expected. New money was supposed to be split between jails and cheaper alternatives to incarceration, like mental-health treatment and other forms of rehabilitation. But most of it's going to jails. We hear how that happened in the rush for prison reform.

Also, the marijuana lobby in Sacramento is growing up…handing out freebies to political aides just like veteran lobbyists do.

Photo: San Mateo Sheriff's Department 

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christine Detz, Andrea Brody