Overcrowded Prisons Get Help from Court

Overcrowded Prisons Get Help from Court

We examine the local implications in California of a recent Supreme Court decision to relieve crowding in the state's prison system.

The Supreme Court has given the state of California two years to relieve chronic overcrowding in its prisons--a move that's raising fears about returning criminals to the streets. But Gov. Jerry Brown has a plan to relocate some inmates to county jails. We'll explore the effort to reduce the prison population without increasing crime.


Adam Liptak

Reporter, The New York Times

David Fathi

Director, ACLU's National Prison Project

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