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The Prison System

Publication Date: 
July 26, 2009
Philiosophy Talk
John and Ken

Kara Dansky, an expert on California's prisons and on criminal sentencing reform, was a guest on this episode of Philosophy Talk


As of June 30, 2007, the prisons and jails in the land of the free held 2,299,116 inmates; one in every 31 American adults is in prison, on parole, or on probation. The state of California has more people in jail than China does, and this year expects to spend more on prisons than on higher education. Is something wrong with this picture? John and Ken explore the nature of incarceration and rehabilitation with Kara Dansky, Executive Director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center.