Wonderful to talk to Laurel Rosenhall of the Sacramento Bee for this piece.
Californians scratching their heads over Wright’s quick release could
see it as a tangible example of the impacts of prison crowding – or as a
sign that powerful people get treated better than everyone else, said
Jessica Levinson, a professor of political law at Loyola Law School.
there is a high profile person … and we know they serve an
infinitesimal fraction of their sentence, it really hits home for us. It
is a minor part of a bigger discussion about what overcrowding means,
and the supply and demand of prisons,” Levinson said.
“But a lot
of people will get from that: ‘I always knew Rod Wright was never really
going to serve, because he is a VIP and would get special treatment.’”