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.

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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?'

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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.

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