Starting this week, state prisoners are being moved to county jails or probation to serve out their sentences. It’s all part of a plan called realignment, an attempt to reduce the state prison population to meet a federal court order. Counties are struggling to comply, and some worry public safety is in jeopardy.
Matthew Cate, secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Barry Krisberg, director of the Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law