indeterminate sentencing http://kalw.org en Imprisoned for Life: The case for rehabilitation http://kalw.org/post/imprisoned-life-case-rehabilitation <p><em>Yesterday, we heard how politics have shaped California&rsquo;s prison system, and about the push and pull between rehabilitation and punishment. &ldquo;At the end of the day, corrections was about the bumping of heads of those people that think prison should be for punishment and those people that think that prison should be for rehabilitation,&rdquo; says JB Wells, who spent almost three decades stuck between the two ideologies.</em></p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:08:27 +0000 Joaquin Palomino 5278 at http://kalw.org Imprisoned for Life: The case for rehabilitation Imprisoned for Life: The politics of parole http://kalw.org/post/imprisoned-life-politics-parole <p><em>A life sentence with the possibility of parole is one of the only sentences in California designed to encourage the convicted to reform. Lindsey Bolar, who served 23 years in prison before receiving parole, believes &ldquo;lifers make up your best population in prison.&rdquo;&nbsp;</em><em>After serving between 20 and 25 years, Bolar says, &ldquo;you know that the mad stupid stuff doesn&rsquo;t go anymore, then all of a sudden you are trying to find a meaning for your life and you want to go home.&rdquo;</em></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:01:13 +0000 Joaquin Palomino 5264 at http://kalw.org Imprisoned for Life: The politics of parole Imprisoned for Life: A three-part series http://kalw.org/post/imprisoned-life-three-part-series <p><em>When you look at the numbers, many long held truths about crime crumble. Like this one: who do you think is more likely to become a life-long criminal: a rapist or a car thief?</em></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:09:00 +0000 Joaquin Palomino 5240 at http://kalw.org Imprisoned for Life: A three-part series