National Public Radio (NPR) Morning Edition – California’s New Prison Policy Has Some Skeptics

September 29, 2011 – by RICHARD GONZALES California is days away from launching a dramatic shift in the way it handles criminal offenders: Starting in October, the state will redirect tens of thousands of nonviolent felons away from state prisons to local facilities. The state’s plan is called “realignment.” It shifts certain functions from the state to the counties, says Barry Krisberg, who teaches criminal justice at the University of California, Berkeley, law school. “It covers not only criminal justice, but it covers child…[For full story:  http://www.npr.org/2011/09/29/140901846/californias-new-prison-policy-has-some-skeptics ]

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National Public Radio (NPR) Morning Edition – California’s New Prison Policy Has Some Skeptics