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.
October 31, 2008
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.
October 30, 2008
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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