Patt Morrison for May 3, 2006

Juvenile Justice in Crises

Severe overcrowding, lack of adequate personnel, and security lapse... these are just some of the problems facing the juvenile justice system throughout California. Patt and her guests Noam Levey, reporter for the LA Times, Peter Greenwood, former head of RAND's Criminal Justice Program, Elizabeth Siggins, Chief of Juvenile Justice Policy, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and Sara Norman of the Prison Law Office, talk about the challenges to the system and reforms that some feel would cause change for the better.

Sebastian Junger - A Death in Belmont

Against the backdrop of a tumultuous era in American history, Sebastian Junger's A Death in Belmont, gives a detailed account of the events surrounding a brutal murder in a Massachusetts suburb. He joins Patt Morrison to discuss race, homicide and justice, and why this story hit particularly close to home for him.
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