Arizona Town Hall to take on criminal justice reform

A report produced by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for the Arizona Town Hall details ways that Arizona’s prison and sentencing system can reduce incarceration rates and costs to taxpayers. The report shows that although crime rates have gone down a third since 2006, incarceration rates have gone up in Arizona, with the state having the fourth-highest incarceration rate in the nation.

We hear from Dan Hunting of the Morrison Institute, who worked on the report as well as Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and noted sentencing expert Cassia Spohn, director of the ASU School of Criminal Justice.

Sponsor message:

In this segment:

Bill Montgomery, Maricopa county attorney
Cassia Spohn, director of the ASU School of Criminal Justice.
Dan Hunting, the Morrison Institute

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

'Victoria' Season 3: A fearless monarch faces down crisis

Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece begins Sunday Jan. 13 at 8 p.m.

It is 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos. Sundays at 8 p.m., beginning Jan. 13.

'Nature' returns with new journeys this winter

From foxes to prehistoric creatures, experience the splendors and compelling stories of the natural world from all over the globe as "Nature" returns to Arizona PBS Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. this winter.

Watch new episodes of ‘Plate & Pour’ every Thursday at 7 p.m.

Join Mark Tarbell as he takes you inside some of the most interesting places to eat every Thursday night at 7 p.m.