In the wake of the drug lab scandal, more than 1,100 inmates are expected to be released into the Boston region in the coming weeks and months. "Reentry" has always been a weak-link in the criminal justice system.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has asked the state for $15 million to deal with influx of ex-prisoners, and Gov. Deval Patrick is working with state agencies to determine how much money they will need to handle the influx.
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and criminal justice advocates join us to talk about what the city can do.
- Edward Davis, Boston Police Commissioner
- Delia Vega, co-director of Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement
- Lyn Levy, executive director of Span, Inc., a prisoner assistance and reentry program
This segment aired on October 25, 2012.