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Old 05-16-2009, 06:15 PM
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Default CA Prisons Under Pressure: Video Reports!

Hope you can see this. I am watching this right now on KXTV channel 10. They are currently at RCCC in Sacramento. They talk about why some of these guys are NOT going to prison....

http://www.prisonsunderpressure.com/
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Default California Prisons Under Pressure: Video Reports!

These four 30 minute news videos tackle the California prison system and the crisis we're in. Early release and the three judge panel, sentencing laws and politicians, parole and recidivism rates, out of state transfers.... Lots and lots and lots of information, including interviews with prisoners.

There is also a contact page, where the producer's welcome your thoughts about these episodes.


I'm looking forward to comments here after we've all had a chance to view these reports. These should be required viewing for every single legislator, every California prisoner, and every state citizen.


California Prisons Under Pressure is a series of thirty-minute documentaries examining the complex issues surrounding the state's prison system, from the outside in. Producers Bill George and Kristen Simoes, with Peppers.TV, explores the overcrowding issue, the controversy behind a Sentencing Commission, recidivism and rehabilitation, early release issues and how this will impact local law enforcement and communities.

These programs are hosted by David Keith and Vicki Liviakis. Mr. Keith is an actor and advisory board member for the National Association to Protect Children. He has two Golden Globe nominations for his role in Officer and A Gentleman. Ms. Liviakis is an Emmy Award winning news journalist, and reporter/anchor for San Francisco's KRON TV. Vicki's broadcast journalism backround includes producing for PBS, Travel News Network and KCRA TV.

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Show One :: The Crisis
“The Crisis” is a penetrating look at the social and political events that led to the State’s current overcrowding dilemma. Interviews with inmates, experts and members of the public offer varying perspectives on root causes and innovative solutions to the problem.

Show Two :: Who Goes to Prison
The arguments over California’s correctional policies are buried in an avalanche of statistics. This edition looks at what types of offenders are sent to prison and how overcrowding has kept some people out of state prison - only to see them clog county jails.

Show Three: Sentencing Laws
In this edition, we examine California’s complex sentencing laws. From the Controversial Three-Strikes Initiative…..to the way our system of plea bargains works…..California’s sentencing system is complex, often confusing and always controversial. Some critics say the sentencing laws are so ineffective the entire system should be overhauled.

Show Four :: Parole
California’s State inmates return to prison after they are released about 70 percent of the time. This episode reports on efforts that begin the rehabilitation process while still in prison. Although the “recidivism” rate is high, there are some programs that are working, and our producers visited these to find out the secrets to their success.
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I've watched part of this before. It is a great series. I agree, the legislators need to watch this before they vote on prison related items. Call it Prison 101 - all new legislators are required to watch LOL.
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I posted links to all four episodes of these documentaries last night, not realizing that you already found these little gems. Morris said she'd seen a post about this a few weeks ago, and somehow I missed it. Anyway, there's a sticky for these at the top of the News forum now. Thanks, Kristin.
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Thanks for sharing!! WAs this broadcasted before?
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Morris1 said she saw it on TV last year, and I also just found out this morning that Patswife4ever posted about this series a few weeks ago. But I hadn't seen these video's before, and they're really good.
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After watching all 4, all I can say is WOW!! That was some powerful stuff.
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If as the program says that there is supposed to be a re-entry program in every town, could the towns that don't have them then get in trouble for not having them in place?

I wonder what it would take to get a program like that going?
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These are not new. I was watching the one about parole and they made a reference to a program they were trying and the reporter said we will see in April of 2008, a year from now, if this program is working. They also talked about the re-entry places they wanted to build which we all know has not happen yet.
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Yea I heard the reference. And I have heard the debates in my own town. Nobody wants a re-entry program in their neighborhood and having it way out of town doesn't make much sense unless they will provide a bus service.

By the looks of the re-entry programs they were showing, the effective ones are run by just ordinary people and not the government (go figure). I hate the revolving door and I am tired of everybody thinking all parolees are still bad. I think it's time the ordinary citizens of this state showed the government exactly what needs to be done and how to do it. Without having to do a 3-year study on it first.
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Now how to we get - the Senate and Assemby members to see this?
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Great documentary but still nothing is being done but the same thing as before. How many documentaries is it gonna take before california wakes up. Is there anything else we can do because despite efforts by media, ourselves and the federal judges nothing still has been done to help us through this crisis. It is really scary. Thank you
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These documentaries have been around for more than a year. I whole heartedly agree that they need to be watched by the powers that be. But have you ever sent a book or letter with this kind of information & fact to Sacramento? A friend & I have. The material is always sent back with a rediculous note saying they cannot accept this type of material. We,the families of prisoners, all know the general public needs to be more informed of what the issues of prison & prisoners are. & we all hope the people in charge do know. But our biggest issue is getting the changes that are so desperately needed for our loved ones inside. Maybe someone here has suggestions that we can implement?
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I'm so sick of hearing how bad California's prison system is but nothing is being done about it! No one really cares but us period!!! I'm not holding my breath for any changes....
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