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How should the criminal-legal system deal with prolific offenders?

How to handle prolific offenders on the streets of Seattle

There are a few Seattleites who commit a big proportion of the city’s crime. Why is that the case, and what’s being done? Also, a look at the souls of coders.

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Dan Satterberg and Pete Holmes on prolific offenders

Seattle businesses and neighborhood groups released a report in February on the people in King County who commit crimes, are released from jail, and go on to commit more crimes -- so-called "prolific offenders." Bill Radke spoke to King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and City Attorney Pete Holmes.

Judges Veronica Alicea-Galván and Johanna Bender

King County Superior Court judges Veronica Alicea-Galván and Johanna Bender also see some of these offenders in their courthouses. We asked them how diversion programs, and compassion, contribute to their judicial toolbox.

Clive Thompson, Coders

More and more, technology rules everything around us. But who’s making the tech? Journalist Clive Thompson wanted to know more about the people behind the machines. So he learned to code himself, in the process of writing a new book called Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World.

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