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Making Contact – Prison Crisis: Local Solution?

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The United States imprisons more people than any other country.  But In California, the money is finally running short, and a new policy aims to reduce the number of people in state prison.  It’s called ‘re-alignment’ and the state says its working.  On this edition, Making Contact producer George Lavender investigates: is re-alignment the answer to the prison crisis? Could the incarceration nation finally be slowing down?

Thanks to the Omnia Foundation for partially funding this program.

Featuring:

*Alisha Coleman*, San Francisco County Jail inmate; *Ruthie Wilson Gilmore*;
City University of New York Graduate Center Professor of Earth and
Environmental Sciences; *Matthew Cate*, California Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary; *Jennifer Prince*, San Mateo
County Women’s Jail inmate; *Wendy Still*, San Francisco Chief Probation
Officer; *Don Horsley*, San Mateo county supervisor; *Greg Munks*, San
Mateo County Sheriff; *Daniel Macallair*; Center on Juvenile and Criminal
Justice executive director; *Emily Harris,* Californians United for a
Responsible Budget statewide coordinator

For More Information:

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Fired Up!
http://firedupsf.wordpress.com/

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

http://womenprisoners.org/

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Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

http://www.cjcj.org/

Californians United for a Responsible Budget

http://curbprisonspending.org/

All of Us or None

http://www.allofusornone.org/

Critical Resistance

http://criticalresistance.org/

Justice Now
http://jnow.org/

A New Way of Life

http://www.anewwayoflife.org/

Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis and opposition in Globalizing
California by Ruthie Wilson Gilmore

http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520242012

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/

Ras K Dee

www.audiopharmacy.com

*Articles*

Prison Break: Realignment Inmates Enter Rehabilitation in S.F.
http://www.sfweekly.com/2012-02-01/news/realignment-prisons-probation-department-recidivism-lauren-smiley/