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City Visions: Citing Moral Crisis, Prison Reformers Seek to Cut Inmate Population by Half

May 22, 2016

  

What will it take to reduce the country's prison population -- now numbering 2.3 million? Monday on City Visions host Joseph Pace and guests discuss the bipartisan #cut50  initiative, which aims to shrink the number of Americans behind bars by 50% in 10 years. We'll also look at the progress California has made under realignment and Prop 47 in keeping its inmate population down, and what more needs to be done.

Matt Haney, Director of Policy, #cut50, a bipartisan effort to reduce America’s incarcerated population by 50 percent by 2025.

Hadar Aviram, Professor of Law, UC Hastings. Her latest book is "Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment."

Chesa Boudin, Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco Public Defender’s Office