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Sasha Abramsky on California Prisons

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Sasha Abramsky has a Guardian piece on the recent federal ruling ordering California to reduce its prison population by 40,000.

Sasha, whose publications include three books on the criminal justice and prison systems, notes that the ruling may be a useful opportunity to rethink policy.  “The templates for successful reform are out there. The challenge for California, over the coming months, will be to listen to these voices rather than simply stampede into a wholesale release frenzy.”


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