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Your Call: What does effective prison reform and rehabilitation look like?

Ben Oberg
A Reentry client writing down job leads at job club


On the August 20th edition of Your Call, we continue our week-long series on the US prison system by discussing rehabilitation. 

In 2011, Governor Brown signed California’s realignment bill to reduce the state’s prison population. As of last week, it was down by 27,000. What resources are available inside and outside of prison to help people with the transition process? What prevents released inmates from going back to prison?


Darris Young community organizer with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

Elizabeth Siggins directs Californians for Safety and Justice's Local Safety Solutions Project, which provides city and county officials with best practices, training and tools to implement smart justice policies that improve safety and reduce costs

Web Resources:

Californians for Safety and Justice

Ella Baker Center

Stanford Criminal Justice Center: California Realignment

Public Policy Institute of California: Corrections

East Bay Community Law Center

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation: Public Safety Realignment