This video provides a unique overview of California’s prison problem. California’s philosophy appears to be lock them up and throw away the key. The bulk of California’s prisoners are imprisoned for non-violent drug offenses. The Three Strikes Law is briefly examined, along with so-called ‘mandatory sentencing’ guidelines. Simply throwing money at the problem — hiring more prison guards and building more prisons — is not only a waste of money but, more importantly, doesn’t work.
Published Jul 15, 2014 | Last Updated Oct 24, 2021 at 10:20 am