Lenore Anderson: Time for Serious Reform of California’s Criminal Justice System

Lenore Anderson: Time for Serious Reform of California’s Criminal Justice System

May 28, 2012 | by Lenore Anderson | San Jose Mercury News

Lenore Anderson, director of a new multiyear criminal justice reform campaign to reduce California’s over-reliance on incarceration, discusses California’s criminal justice system a year after the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Plata that the state’s behemoth prison system was a disaster. She traces the path to the state’s budget-busting breaking point and offers alternative cost-effective approaches to protect public safety.

Lenore Anderson, director of a new multiyear criminal justice reform campaign to reduce California’s over-reliance on incarceration, discusses California’s criminal justice system a year after the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Plata that the state’s behemoth prison system was a disaster. She traces the path to the state’s budget-busting breaking point and offers alternative cost-effective approaches to protect public safety.