The realignment of California's criminal justice system, with less emphasis on prison time and more emphasis on probation, or street time, has many wondering whether it is a cost-effective crime-control strategy. What are the savings? What are the costs? Has realignment had any effect on the state's crime and recidivism rates? What are the facts?
Well talk to two experts -- Dr. Steven Raphael, a professor of public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Magnus Lofstrom, a senior research fellow at the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.
Watch the video above for the complete Maddy Report that aired on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
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