Steve McQueen spent several years growing up in my 55th District. He spent two years at Boys Republic in Chino Hills and said numerous times that his experiences allowed him to grow and mature into a man. Little did he know that his 1963 hit movie, “The Great Escape”, would predict our state’s future. California has embarked on a risky public safety experiment that is showing signs of failure, but it is not too late to correct our course if we acknowledge those setbacks. If we fail to do so, this failure will almost surely become a more devastating catastrophe and cost more lives.