Conversation on Criminal Justice, March Events

We start our Leap Day show with a conversation on criminal justice reform in Iowa with two central Iowa representatives, Helen Miller of Fort Dodge and Chip Baltimore of Boone. Since her Iowa Criminal Justice Summit in October, Representative Miller has been hosting “conversations” on criminal justice issues, including one in Fort Dodge on February 20 and one planned for this coming Saturday at the Des Moines DMACC campus. She has also introduced bills in this session, restoring ex-offenders’ voting rights, establishing a payment plan for fines, diverting mentally ill offenders, and allowing ex-offenders more access to professional licensure. Representative Baltimore is the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. He offers his views on racial disparity in Iowa and explains the community-based corrections system. We end the hour with Allyson Walter of the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, whetting our appetites for Spring in Story Co.

Originally broadcast 02/29/2016
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