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April 23, 2014: Richard Ravitch, prison closures, Bruce Gyory

Former Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch discusses his new memoir, So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics & Confronting Fiscal Crises.

We juxtapose two views of the state’s decision to close 4 upstate prisons: First we hear from Donn Rowe of the New York State Corrections Officers & Police Benevolent Association on his concerns about prison closures and increasing violence. Then we hear from Dr. Alice Green of the Center for Law & Justice on why she considers mass incarceration to be “the new Jim Crow”.

Manatt’s Bruce Gyory, a UAlbany Adjunct Professor of Political Science, explains how the contraception issues in the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby case could affect the gubernatorial race.

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