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Prison Break: California Rethinks Criminal Justice

At a cost of $50,000 per inmate, California Governor Jerry Brown said the state's justice system was failing. Now, his historic overhaul of the criminal justice system is underway. KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting take a look at how well it is working. This shortened version of the half-hour special aired on KPBS Evening Edition on Friday, August, 31, 2012.

At a cost of $50,000 per inmate, Governor Jerry Brown said the state's justice system was failing. Now, his historic overhaul of the criminal justice system is underway. KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting took a look at how well it is working.

KPBS Evening Edition aired a shortened version of the half-hour special on Friday. The full special aired the same night at 8:30 p.m.

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