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Big Bond Deal to Fund Prison Expansion

Publication Date: 
April 27, 2007
Source: 
KQED Radio
Author: 
Tamara Keith

Professor Robert Weisberg was interviewed by KQED Radio (NPR) regarding the California legislature's $7.4 billion bond package to fund the construction of 53,000 new prison and jail beds in the state. The plan also requires more rehabilitation programs for inmates, but critics say it doesn't get at the fundamental problems plaguing California prisons.