Wednesday, January 31, 2018
From The Takeaway, via the NACDL news scan:
Approximately 4.7 million people are in the United States parole and probation system, more than double the number of incarcerated persons. While there has been a lot of research and advocacy surrounding prison reform, there has been much less research and discussion about parole and probation reform.
Today, Columbia University’s Justice Lab is releasing two reports focusing on a radical parole system overhaul and how reform can reduce the rate of recidivism and mass incarceration. One report is focused on national efforts, while the second is specifically looking at New York state and city.