Heidi Rummel

Professor of Law and Director of the Post-Conviction Justice Project at USC

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Professor of Law at the University of Southern California and Director of its Post-Conviction Justice Project

Heidi Rummel on KCRW

At its peak, California had 173,000 prisoners in a system built to house half that many people. Prisoners were sleeping on top of each other in hallways and gyms.

The transformation of the California prison system

At its peak, California had 173,000 prisoners in a system built to house half that many people. Prisoners were sleeping on top of each other in hallways and gyms.

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32 years ago, Mary Virginia Jones went to prison for murder. She was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for her involvement in the killing of a drug dealer.

Free After 32 Years

32 years ago, Mary Virginia Jones went to prison for murder. She was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for her involvement in the killing of a drug dealer.

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On his last night in office, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reduced the prison sentence of Esteban Núñez from 16 years to seven.

Schwarzenegger's Final Day Pardons

On his last night in office, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reduced the prison sentence of Esteban Núñez from 16 years to seven.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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