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Prison Realignment Turns 2 Years Old

KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley on October 24, 2013 01:11

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California’s “Prison Realignment” program turns 2 years old this month. The program was aimed at reducing the state prison population by shifting non-violent prisoners from state prisons to counties, along with a shift in funding to help counties with the transition. Realignment slashed the prison population, but the state is still struggling to meet court orders to reduce prison over-crowding, while counties are struggling to build new jails or beef up probation and crime prevention programs in its wake. Christopher Martinez reports from the state capitol.

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