District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is proud to include podcasting on the list of methods in which she endeavors to keep the citizens of San Diego informed about local public safety and law enforcement issues. These podcasts are available here online either as individual links, or through the RSS feed.

prison Overcrowding inside California’s prisons continues to be a pressing public safety issue. It’s estimated that 70 percent of parolees in California re-offend and return to prison within three years of their release. The San Diego County District Attorney's Office is gary brown leading the state in implementing a program which holds offenders accountable but also gets them literacy assistance, job training, and drug treatment. Since it began in 2007, the SB 618 Prisoner Reentry Program has enrolled more than 200 participants. The effort is a joint state and county program that helps people get clean, sober, and productive — and not return to a life of crime. In this podcast, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis speaks with San Francisco’s District Attorney Kamala Harris about a similar program underway in northern California.

For more information about the “Back On Track” program, you can visit the San Francisco DA’s website at:

More information about San Diego Reentry Program can be found on page 12 of the DA’s 2007 Annual Report, which can be found here.

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What is Podcasting? [Top]
Podcasting is publishing an audio file over the Internet. The file is an .mp3 formatted audio clip that can be played back on any .mp3 capable device.

What equipment do I need? [Top]
All it takes is a personal computer with Internet access. If you have a portable device such as an iPod, you can even download the clips to play away from the computer.

How do I get started? [Top]
If you would like to automate the process of downloading the audio clips, you will need to install podcasting software on your computer. The software that came with your iPod or other portable player is a great place to start. If you do not have a portable player, either Juice or jPodder will let you get started.