Cops & Courts

12:00am

Tue April 13, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Jeanne Woodford, San Quentin State Prison

Jeanne Woodford and David Onek

In Episode #9, Jeanne Woodford, former Warden of San Quentin State Prison and former Acting Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, discusses becoming San Quentin’s first woman warden, the impact of prison programming cuts on public safety, the reasons for her resignation from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the opportunity for criminal justice ref

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12:00am

Tue March 30, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Kamala Harris, San Francisco District Attorney

Kamala Harris and David Onek

In Episode #8, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris discusses how we can be "Smart on Crime," her innovative Back on Track program, the need for law enforcement to proactively build trust with the community, her mother's influence or her career, and more.

Harris Interview Highlights

Harris on Being Smart on Crime:

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12:00am

Tue March 23, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: George Gascon, San Francisco Police Chief

George Gascon and David Onek

In Episode #7, San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon discusses putting ethics at the forefront of police training, what he learned from Chief Bill Bratton’s leadership style, his battles with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over immigration issues, the consequences of overcriminalization in the African-American community, and more.

Gascon Interview Highlights

Gascon on Putting Ethics at the Forefront of Los Angeles Police Department Training:

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12:00am

Tue March 16, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Senator Mark Leno, CA Senate Public Safety Committee

Mark Leno and David Onek

In Episode #6, Senator Mark Leno, Chair of the California Senate Public Safety Committee, discusses politicians' fear of being labeled "soft on crime," his community corrections bill, the need for a state sentencing commission, the importance of trauma recovery centers for victims of violence, and more.

Leno Interview Highlights

Leno on the Percentage of General Fund Spending on Corrections:

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12:00am

Tue March 9, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Sunny Schwartz, "Dreams from the Monster Factory"

David Onek and Sunny Schwartz

In Episode #5, Sunny Schwartz, author of "Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All," discusses the award-winningResolve to Stop the Violence Project (RSVP) in San Francisco's jails, the principles of restorative justice, being "tough" on inmates by making them confront their issues, building partnerships between sworn and civilian staff in the jails, and more.

Schwartz Interview Highlights

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