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Resource ID: #500
Subject: 134
Source: 975Barry Krisberg, Marisa Lagos, Ted Gest, Paige St. John
Affiliation: the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute, San Francisco Chronicle, Criminal Justice Journalists, the Los Angeles Times
Date: 2014



Moderated by Ted Gest, Criminal Justice Journalists

Despite falling crime rates, the U.S. remains one of the world’s incarceration leaders, with more than 2 million people in prisons and jails. Unless there’s a riot or an escape, the media tend to ignore this problem. Hear from journalists and an outside expert about the leading issues, including overcrowding, poor inmate health care, private prisons, solitary confinement, mental illness behind bars, and whether efforts by California and other states to reduce corrections populations are succeeding.

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