Revisiting the criminal code
Broadcast: Midmorning, 04/16/2009, 9:06 a.m.
Faced with rising costs and overcrowded prisons, states and some at the federal level are revisiting "get tough on crime" statutes.
- Mike Freeman: Hennepin county attorney. He recently outlined ways the cost of prosecuting crimes could be reduced.
- Brian Walsh: Senior Legal Research Fellow, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation. He's the author of a January paper on criminal law reform.
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