Miriam Krinsky

Los Angeles Citizens Commission on Jail Violence

Guest

Executive Director of the Los Angeles Citizens Commission on Jail Violence and policy consultant for the California Endowment; former federal prosecutor

Miriam Krinsky on KCRW

Prop 57 would change sentencing for non-violent offenders making them eligible for earlier release based on good behavior. What are the implications?

Prop 57: Inmate sentencing

Prop 57 would change sentencing for non-violent offenders making them eligible for earlier release based on good behavior. What are the implications?

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LA Sheriff’s Oversight Committee Hits Snag

LA Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Gloria Molina want a permanent civilian commission to oversee the troubled Sheriff’s Department.

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