realignment http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: What are the best ways to reduce California's prison population? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-are-best-ways-reduce-californias-prison-population <p></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;">&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 35490 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What are the best ways to reduce California's prison population? Dispatches from the Inside: Rehabilitation needs are not being met for California prisoners http://kalw.org/post/dispatches-inside-rehabilitation-needs-are-not-being-met-california-prisoners <p><em>Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).</em></p><p class="p2">August 27, 2012</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:49:48 +0000 Richard Gilliam 17249 at http://kalw.org Dispatches from the Inside: Rehabilitation needs are not being met for California prisoners New policy means more chances for inmates leaving prison http://kalw.org/post/new-policy-means-more-chances-inmates-leaving-prison <p>Imagine you’re 18 years old and you commit a crime. A robbery. You go to prison at one of the only women’s facilities in the state. You get out a year later, on parole – and you’re back in the same neighborhood where you first got in trouble. You commit another crime. And the cycle starts all over again. That’s what happened to Courtney Samson.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:45:32 +0000 Nicole Jones 16498 at http://kalw.org New policy means more chances for inmates leaving prison Prison Realignment & Public Safety: Interview with Matthew Cate http://kalw.org/post/prison-realignment-public-safety-interview-matthew-cate <p></p><p class="p1">Thirty years ago, the state spent three percent of its general fund dollars on corrections and prisons. Today it spends more than 11 percent – that’s $10 billion running the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 00:43:30 +0000 Nancy Mullane 10213 at http://kalw.org Prison Realignment & Public Safety: Interview with Matthew Cate 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?