Prison Crisis: Local Solution?

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 it’s 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.