Judges rule California must close prisons

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A panel of three federal judges has ruled that California is not providing its prison population with adequate health care and ordered the state to reduce its prison population by up to a third. The state says it will appeal. Anti-prison advocates Rose Braz, Campaign Director of Critical Resistance, and Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project, join The Takeaway with a look at this case and how the economic crisis could impact criminal justice around the country.

Guests:

Rose Braz and Marc Mauer

Contributors:

Nadia Zonis

Comments [3]

tasheapatterson

yeah you can talk some real smack maria wait tell it happens to a love one or a friend then you will cry a differnt tune you could be driving down the street an hit some one and they die then your charged with vechical manslaughter and go to prison would say what your saying know

Aug. 15 2011 06:25 PM
maria

Mesa Prison, we should model all prisons in that fashion. It should be punishment not a resort. Three Bologna sandwiches a day, one shower a week, no TV, just used books. One pink jumper, everyone wears the same color, if your a freak, and they all are, then you better clean up your act. When you go to prison you give up your rights. So be it, if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Our money should go to education and health care. Not to morons.

Jun. 02 2009 01:46 AM
Marie

How about the prisoners get less perks like cable TV. or TV at all? I just heard recently that some prisons have HDTV.

Feb. 11 2009 09:38 AM

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