Rina Palta http://kalw.org en Could bail reform bail out California’s overcrowded jails? http://kalw.org/post/could-bail-reform-bail-out-california-s-overcrowded-jails <p>At the moment, Austin Hills is wearing an orange t-shirt, orange pants, and wrist shackles. He&rsquo;s sitting in an interview room in the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:48:42 +0000 Rina Palta 9859 at http://kalw.org Could bail reform bail out California’s overcrowded jails? Secure Communities and the federal deportation program http://kalw.org/post/secure-communities-and-federal-deportation-program <p>Here in the Bay Area, we&rsquo;ve seen the immigration debate manifest itself mostly in a controversy over the federal immigration program Secure Communities. The program requires local jails to share fingerprints of everyone they arrest with immigration enforcement officials. KALW&rsquo;s Rina Palta sat down with the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">California Immigrant Policy Center&#39;s</span>&nbsp;Jon Rodney to talk about how things are going.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:05:35 +0000 Rina Palta 9572 at http://kalw.org Secure Communities and the federal deportation program Is there such a thing as privacy in America? http://kalw.org/post/there-such-thing-privacy-america <p>Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler has been a <em>New York Times</em> correspondent in Israel and Moscow. In his two most recent books, released earlier this year, he turns his attention to the erosion of civil liberties in the United States. In <em>Rights at Risk</em> and <em>The Rights of the People</em>, Shipler argues that both the War on Terror and the War on Crime have allowed the government to seep into Americans&#39; personal lives in unconstitutional ways. Shipler discussed his new books with KALW&#39;s Criminal Justice Editor, Rina Palta.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 22:34:02 +0000 Rina Palta 8910 at http://kalw.org Is there such a thing as privacy in America? Correcting youth corrections in California http://kalw.org/post/correcting-youth-corrections-california <p><em>This week, US Supreme Court took up the issue of life without parole for juvenile offenders. The question for the justices is whether children who commit murder should have the chance at some point in their lives to prove they should be let free.</em></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:58:38 +0000 Rina Palta 7858 at http://kalw.org Correcting youth corrections in California What worked to reduce crime in New York City http://kalw.org/post/what-worked-reduce-crime-new-york-city <p>In the 1990s, New York was considered a dangerous place. The crack epidemic was still in full swing, and the city was at the peak of a national crime wave. Twenty years later, everything&rsquo;s changed. New York&rsquo;s crime rate has dropped dramatically and so has the state&rsquo;s rate of locking people up in prison. How did this transformation occur? KALW&rsquo;s Rina Palta sat down with Berkeley Law Professor, Franklin Zimring, to talk about his new book, <em>The City That Became Safe: New York&rsquo;s Lessons for Urban Crime and its Control</em>.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:14:17 +0000 Rina Palta 7737 at http://kalw.org What worked to reduce crime in New York City