The President Gets Ready to Speak; California Prison Reform

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California's under a federal court order to give prisoners more humane treatment and the state's trying to save money. What will reducing the prison population mean for crime on the streets?  We talk with the Secretary of Corrections and Rehabilitation and others. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, just one year ago, Democrats were talking about a new political era. Now, President Obama faces a nation of angry voters.  We'll set the scene for his first address on the State of the Nation.  

Banner image: Secretary Cate of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation responds to the three-judge panel's 40,000 inmate release order

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody