PCJP Director Heidi Rummel joined KCRW Host Steve Chiotakis on the Greater L.A. podcast to discuss how the California prison system has transformed in recent years.
“Prior to 2008, California’s parole system was barely functioning. Very, very few lifers ever went home. The board could deny parole for almost no reason at all. In 2008 our project project a case to the California Supreme Court, that expanded judicial review of parole denials by both the board and the governor, and slowly but surely people started going home — either through the parole process or through the courts.”Heidi Rummel