Cindy Burke, criminal justice research director at SANDAG, joins the podcast this week to discuss how realignment, the court-mandated state effort to reduce the population of overcrowded state prisons, is working out so far.

Spoiler alert: Letting low-level offenders out early didn’t spark the huge crime sprees people feared.

Burke shares her thoughts on a study by the Public Policy Institute of California, which looks at the impact of the realignment, and catches us up with what local research is showing.

We also cover some strange thoughts on the future of journalism from Tribune Publishing CEO Jack Griffin, touch on the Marner Foster mess, give kudos to the city of San Marcos for its smart approach to new development and more.

Listen to the podcast here, on Stitcher or on iTunes.

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Kinsee Morlan was formerly the Engagement Editor at Voice of San Diego and author of the Culture...

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