Prison reform http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: What's next for prison reform? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-whats-next-prison-reform <p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px">On&nbsp;today&#39;s Your Call we&rsquo;ll talk about what&rsquo;s changing in California&rsquo;s prison system.&nbsp; The Occupy Movement drew&nbsp;attention to the prison industrial complex this week with a day of action called &ldquo;Occupy the Prisons.&rdquo;&nbsp; They are calling for an end to inhumane conditions for people behind bars.&nbsp; Meanwhile, the realignment process is underway in California-- where low-level offenders are being moved from prisons to county jails.&nbsp; Is this the best way to solve prison over-crowding? Wed, 22 Feb 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 6248 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What's next for prison reform? How incarceration affects families: Interview with Lateefah Simon http://kalw.org/post/how-incarceration-affects-families-interview-lateefah-simon <p>Nationally, women are the fastest growing prison <a href="http://www.pbs.org/now/society/womenprisoners.html">population</a>. And one of the highest female prison populations in the world is here in California. That&#39;s slated to change under the state&#39;s new realignment program. The number of women in prison is supposed to shrink drastically, by as much as half, over the next few years.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:03:06 +0000 Rina Palta 4310 at http://kalw.org How incarceration affects families: Interview with Lateefah Simon Today on Your Call: Can diverse groups join to reform prisons? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-can-diverse-groups-join-reform-prisons <p>Can people from different political backgrounds come together to work for prison reform? On today&#39;s Your Call, we&#39;ll have a conversation about various efforts to reform the prison system in the US. Today, 2.3 million prisoners are in US jails, costing more than $44 billion. In California, more money is spent on prisons than education. What will it take to reform the system? How are groups with different political backgrounds joining forces? It&#39;s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Guests:</strong>&nbsp;<br /> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:33:53 +0000 Ali Budner 2843 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Can diverse groups join to reform prisons?