Those prison inmates who are eligible for parole consideration are usually repeatedly denied based on the “nature of the crime,” rather than an evaluation of a person’s transformation and accomplishments since they committed it. The compassion, engagement and intellect of people who made terrible mistakes long ago but should not be perpetually defined by the worst thing they’ve ever done.
August 23, 2017
America’s justice system runs on the exchange of money for freedom. Some say that’s unfair. But can data fix it? A 2013 report commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance found 38 percent of inmates in New Jersey jails were there... Read more
August 22, 2017
We see no emergent institutions on the horizon today that might render prisons a thing of the past. What we see instead are examples of criminal justice systems that have continued reforming, modulating, humanizing, shrinking, and decentralizing the functions of... Read more
August 17, 2017
Every year, an estimated 2 million people diagnosed with mental illness are jailed in the U.S., and soon after they’re released, many wind up behind bars again. But specialized supervision on probation for people with mental illness can radically reduce the... Read more