Criminal Justice Reform Debate On City Visions TONIGHT: Does Less Time Mean More Crime?

California used to be a “tough on crime” poster child, with a strict “three strikes” law that led to overcrowded prisons during a time of decreasing crime nationwide. But recently the state has changed directions, with voters approving criminal justice reforms to ease sentencing guidelines, coupled with court decisions requiring the state to address prison overcrowding.

To debate the success of these measures and discuss pending reform proposals, I’m hosting a City Visions discussion tonight at 7pm on KALW 91.7 FM, with guests:

Tune in or stream at 7pm tonight, and send me your questions or comments for the guests to address on the air.