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Desert Sun series digs into unintended consequences of Prop 47 realignment




This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 file photo shows tents from a homeless encampment line a street in downtown Los Angeles.
This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 file photo shows tents from a homeless encampment line a street in downtown Los Angeles.
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In 2014, California passed Prop 47, releasing thousands of inmates with non-violent, low-level offenses as an attempt to alleviate its overcrowded prisons.

Two years later, The Desert Sun reports that these ex-inmates have only fed into a larger cycle of homelessness, drug addiction and petty crime.

Host Larry Mantle speaks with Jill Castellano of The Desert Sun about the unexpected repercussions of Prop 47, and how attempting to solve one of California’s most pressing problems has only fueled another.

Guest:

Jill Castellano, data investigations editor for The Desert Sun; she tweets @Jill_Castellano



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