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Statement by Dr. Paul Song on Governor Brown’s Announcement to Reduce the Prison Population

Wednesday, 27 August 2013

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Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based, on Governor Brown’s Announcement to Reduce the Prison Population

“Today’s announcement from the Governor is deeply disappointing. Gov. Brown has turned his back on his own earlier proposals to the court, which detailed smart, sustainable alternatives for California to reach the court order. Instead, the Governor is choosing to throw hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars down the black hole that is California’s broken prison system. This wasteful spending will prevent the restoration of funding to education and other vital services, which continue to suffer from devastating cuts made during the Great Recession. Funding those services would do more to keep Californians safe than further expansion of the prison-industrial complex. and its 750,000 members look forward to working with the Legislature to develop a more responsible alternative.”


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