Dust-Up: Prisons break

Mike Reynolds and Barry Krisberg debate prisons and punishment in California.

  • Prisons break

    Should California be aiming to reduce its prison population, and if so, how can we do that without putting dangerous criminals back on the streets? All this week, Mike Reynolds and Barry Krisberg debate prisons and punishment in California.

  • Crime vs. punishment

    What is the relationship, if any, between the boom in California's prison population and the drop in crime in the last two decades? All this week, Mike Reynolds and Barry Krisberg debate prisons and punishment in California.

  • Three judges and a crowded prison

    Were U.S. District Court judges right in July when they established an early release panel to review prison overcrowding? All this week, Mike Reynolds and Barry Krisberg debate prisons and punishment in California.

  • How many strikes and you’re out?

    Should a single act of criminality be counted as more than one felony under the three-strikes law, as is sometimes the case now? Where do you draw the line? All this week, Mike Reynolds and Barry Krisberg debate prisons and punishment in California.

  • California's run-on sentences

    Mandatory sentencing: too much, not enough, or just right? Mike Reynolds and Barry Krisberg conclude their debate on prisons and punishment in California.

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