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Governor appoints Petersilia to prison reform "strike team"

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed UC Irvine professor Joan Petersilia to a "strike team" to implement statewide prison reform. Petersilia,…

May 14, 2007

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed UC Irvine professor Joan Petersilia to a “strike team” to implement statewide prison reform. Petersilia, an expert on prisoner re-entry, will serve on the Rehabilitation Strike Team, which is charged with developing rehab classes for prisoners and evaluating existing education, training and substance abuse programs. Petersilia directs UCI’s Center for Evidence-based Corrections and has advised the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations in recent years.