California invests millions in new jails to deal with overcrowding

By Rina Palta on November 9, 2011 – 5:32pm download On October 1, 2011, California experienced a major change to its criminal justice system. After the Supreme Court ordered the state to drastically reduce its prison population, the Legislature decided to shift responsibility for a wide variety of offenders to the local level. KALW’s criminal … Read more