Less Crime: Good for New Yorkers, Bad for the Economy?

Drop in overall crime in New York should make NY residents happy, but it’s got some officials worried—a drop in crime also means fewer inmates in prison. New York Times reporter Jim Dwyer explains how closing several prisons brought up big issues for this years state budget, considering the prison system is a significant evenue source for the New York economy. Also in the conversation, New York State Senator Martin Golden .