Coronavirus: What's Happening in our Prison?

Read Our Latest Newsletter on COVID-19 and our Jails and Prisons

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Parole Hearings Are a Cruel Way to Decide a Prisoner's Fate. Here's How to Make the Process Fairer

Parole hearings are supposed to provide inmates who are eligible for release an opportunity to make their case for freedom. But the current system too often throws them in front of a board of strangers without a stitch of preparation or guidance. Some inmates are given only a few minutes to say their piece over video conference. Others are peppered with questions in person.

Can the Criminal Justice System Be Fixed? The Jury's Still Out.

Under the law, prosecutors are supposed to pursue justice and not only seek convictions.

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