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Prison Crisis: Local Solution?

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The United States imprisons more people than any other country. But In California, the money is finally running short, and a new policy aims to reduce the number of people in state prison. It’s called ‘re-alignment’ and the state says its working. On this edition, Making Contact producer George Lavender investigates: is re-alignment the answer to the prison crisis? Could the incarceration nation finally be slowing down?

Thanks to the Omnia Foundation for partially funding this program.

Featuring:

Alisha Coleman, San Francisco County Jail inmate; Ruthie Wilson Gilmore, City University of New York Graduate Center professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Matthew Cate, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation secretary; Jennifer Prince, San Mateo County Women’s Jail inmate; Wendy Still, San Francisco Chief Probation officer; Don Horsley, San Mateo county supervisor; Greg Munks, San Mateo County sheriff; Daniel Macallair; Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice executive director; Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget statewide coordinator.

 

For More Information:
Fired Up!
California Coalition for Women Prisoners
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Californians United for a Responsible Budget
All of Us or None
Critical Resistance
Justice Now
A New Way of Life
Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis and opposition in Globalizing California by Ruthie Wilson Gilmore
Ras K Dee
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Articles
Prison Break: Realignment Inmates Enter Rehabilitation in S.F.

MUSIC:

Ras K Dee “Mother Earth”
Ras K Dee “Smash the System”
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