Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Can diverse groups join to reform prisons?

Can people from different political backgrounds come together to work for prison reform? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about various efforts to reform the prison system in the US. Today, 2.3 million prisoners are in US jails, costing more than $44 billion. In California, more money is spent on prisons than education. What will it take to reform the system? Join us at 10 or email How are groups with different political backgrounds joining forces? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Pat Nolan is president of Justice Fellowship, a Christian-based organization that works for criminal justice reform.

Robert Perkinson, assistant professor of American Studies at the University of Hawaii and the author of Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison Empire

Tim Cavanaugh, Reason Magazine managing editor

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