Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
A new study finds that prison terms for serious offenses are growing longer, contributing to high levels of incarceration that are costly both to taxpayers and to the people in prison. The Urban Institute proposes reforming sentencing and parole guidelines, but many prosecutors and law enforcement officials disagree. We hear both sides of the issue and wrestle with how society should handle violent crime.
- Lawrence Leiser President, National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
- Ryan King Senior Fellow at Urban Institute.
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