Beginning in October, California will reduce its prison population by moving thousands of low-level non-violent offenders to counties. The move comes on the heels of a court order to reduce the population of the state’s overcrowded prisons. But are counties ready to take on these inmates?
Matthew Cate, secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
David Muhammad, chief probation officer for Alameda County
Joan Petersilia, criminologist and co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center
David Kuge, chief probation officer with Kern County Probation
Jim Nielsen, California State assemblymember (R) and former chairman of the Board of Prison Terms