LA County Readies for Prison Inmates

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LA County Supervisors today took up a plan to put the beleaguered Probation Department in charge of state prisoners, parolees and those newly accused of non-serious nonviolent, non-sex-related offenses. They'll become the County's problem under a new state law to reduce overcrowding in state prisons. The law goes into effect in October. Robert Green, editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times, was at the hearing today. Susan Burton is founder and director of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, a nonprofit in South LA that works with formerly incarcerated women and girls.

Credits

Guests:
Robert Green - Los Angeles Times, Susan Burton - A New Way of Life Reentry Project - @SusanBurtonLA

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner