Dust-Up: Proposition 5

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and law professor Alex Kreit debate the California ballot measure that would expand treatment programs for drug offenders.

What kind of prison relief does Prop. 5 promise?

October 31, 2008

Dust-Up

What kind of prison relief does Prop. 5 promise?

Today's question: California's prisons and jails are chronically overcrowded; how much of that is related to drug offenses? How much prison and jail overcrowding, if any, would be relieved by Proposition 5? Previously, Kreit and Cooley debated whether Proposition 5 would make it too easy for offenders whose crimes were loosely related to drug abuse to escape punishment.

Prop. 5: 'Get out of jail free' for criminals?

October 30, 2008

Dust-Up

Prop. 5: 'Get out of jail free' for criminals?

Today's question: Would Proposition 5 make it too easy to escape punishment in cases where the offenses were only vaguely connected to drugs? Steve Cooley and Alex Kreit debate Proposition 5.

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