Joan Petersilia

Stanford Criminal Justice Center

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Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and co-director of its Criminal Justice Center; former Professor of Criminology at the University of California, Irvine's School of Social Ecology; author of 11 books on crime and public policy, including When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry; Chair of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Rehabilitation Strike Team and former co-chair of California’s expert panel on offender programs

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Gov. Jerry Brown announced he’s putting a new measure on the November ballot. The measure will undo aspects of a tough sentencing law that Brown himself signed back in 1977.

Brown’s Sentencing Reform

Gov. Jerry Brown announced he’s putting a new measure on the November ballot. The measure will undo aspects of a tough sentencing law that Brown himself signed back in 1977.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After 30 years of being "tough on crime," the US -- with 5% of the world's population -- has 25% of its prisoners, and that's very expensive. Now the crime rate is way down.

What's Happened to America's 'Crackdown on Crime?'

After 30 years of being "tough on crime," the US -- with 5% of the world's population -- has 25% of its prisoners, and that's very expensive. Now the crime rate is way down.

from To the Point

Governor Brown picks a fight with the federal courts over the health and safety of inmates, claiming that California prisons aren’t overcrowded any more.

Gov Brown Wants Feds to Give Back Control of Prisons

Governor Brown picks a fight with the federal courts over the health and safety of inmates, claiming that California prisons aren’t overcrowded any more.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Following the insurrection at the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“My hospital already feels like a war zone. COVID is already ravaging our country. I did not think we could sink any lower," LA physician Anna Granata told KCRW.

from KCRW Features

Lawmakers from Southern California took to Twitter and to the phone lines to let their constituents know they were okay and to condemn Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the U.S.

from KCRW Features

The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Trump's duties.

Today the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for inciting an insurrection against the federal government. Ten Republicans broke party ranks to vote in favor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In his inaugural address today, President Joe Biden emphasized unifying this country and ending what he called an uncivil war: “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With calls to stay home during the pandemic and threats of more violence in Washington, D.C., most Joe Biden supporters from Southern California will watch the inauguration virtually.

from Greater LA

Raised in privilege amidst the barbarism of segregation, the oft-maligned president eventually embraced the New South liberalism that just swept his native Georgia’s election.

from Scheer Intelligence

Writer-director Aaron Sorkin on writing up to the edge of melodrama.

from The Treatment