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City Visions: Is Prop 47 Working?

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California's Folsom State Prison

Last November California voters passed Proposition 47, which downgraded some non-violent offenses from felonies to misdemeanors. Supporters say the measure has reduced incarceration and will save the state more than $150 million. But critics say it has caused crime to rise in some cities. 

Raja Shah and guests take up the debate.

  

Guests:

-Jeff Adachi, Public Defender of the City and County of San Francisco

-Al Serrato, Assistant District Attorney for the County of San Mateo

-Milena Blake, Fellow with the Justice Advocacy Project at Stanford Law School