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.
*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:
California Coalition for Women Prisoners
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Californians United for a Responsible Budget
All of Us or None
A New Way of Life
Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis and opposition in Globalizing
California by Ruthie Wilson Gilmore
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Ras K Dee
Prison Break: Realignment Inmates Enter Rehabilitation in S.F.