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Life Inside May 3
After I left prison, nobody would hire me. So I threw a dart at a map.
Life Inside April 26
“With my new lease on life, I still remember the one I took.”
Commentary February 28
His “meaningful opportunity for release” came with impossible conditions.
Commentary August 28, 2017
How putting fewer people on probation and parole can reduce prison populations, save money and keep us safer.
Life Inside July 6, 2017
The teenage son of an incarcerated man braces for news that could bring his father home.
News April 23, 2017
But the number is probably far higher, Marshall Project survey shows.
Life Inside March 2, 2017
An inmate with cancer wonders if her parole will come soon enough.
Case in Point January 9, 2017
Alabama never forgave Phillip Chance for running away.
News January 5, 2017
A ‘60s radical faces very different political atmosphere than her co-defendant did a decade ago.
Crime on the Ballot October 17, 2016
Four important ballot measures you probably haven’t heard of.
News May 19, 2016
The high court has said most kids shouldn't be sentenced to life without parole, but some prisoners' fate are in the hands of politics.
Life Inside December 4, 2015
After 34 years inside, sometimes you never feel free.
News October 8, 2015
Three prisons were ordered to provide transgender health care. Three prisoners were suddenly set free.
Life Inside July 16, 2015
Freedom, with conditions.
Feature July 10, 2015
Inside the secretive world of parole boards, where your freedom may depend on politics and whim.
News July 10, 2015
For example: Most states don’t require board members to have any experience with the criminal justice system.
Investigate Your State July 10, 2015
Help us localize our national story on parole.
Justice Lab June 4, 2015
Surprising new research suggests parolees who go somewhere new are less likely to offend again.
Life Inside May 19, 2015
Most of us get out old and broke. Not me.
Commentary February 18, 2015
A social worker’s take on the misery of probation.
Asked and Answered January 22, 2015
A New York parole officer on GPS monitoring, the biggest challenges facing former inmates, and whether parole makes a difference.
The Frame December 8, 2014
Photographer Zora Murff reveals what it’s like to be a kid in the system.
Justice Lab December 4, 2014
Even the Supreme Court gets it wrong.