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Lead Story
Recidivism - CA's Revolving Door
Tuesday, 13 March 2007


Welcome to California's prison system, where 80% of offenders return for a repeat stay. What happened to rehab?

Crime and Punishment in California
Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Golden State policy-makers do "hard time" debating the state's mandatory sentencing system.

Feature Story
Q&A: CA Assembly Republican Leader Michael Villines
Tuesday, 13 March 2007


Assembly Republican Leader Michael Villines is traveling the state to bring awareness to California's prison crisis. PT talks to him about what can be done.

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Q&A: California Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia
Are climbing crime rates in our poorest communities best solved with handcuffs and prison terms, or does the problem stem from growing inequality? Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia talks with PT about the b...
Q&A: Prison Guard Vick Kemp
What's it like inside our prisons? Few law-abiding individuals have any idea. PT sits down for a conversation with Vick Kemp, a prison guard for 17 years and a member of the California Correctional Pe...
California prison guards "walk the toughest beat in the state." They also wield enormous political influence. Some argue that their political strength distorts the criminal justice system, but a clo...
Roderick Hickman's appointment as Secretary of Corrections in 2003 by Gov. Schwarzenegger was touted as a triumph of reformist zeal, but in February of 2006, Hickman resigned. Here, he talks with PT a...
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