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Coronavirus May 6
Closed courts, faulty technology and delays in post-release programs are among a range of barriers keeping a population prime for release behind bars.
Coronavirus April 3
Social distancing is pressing officials across the country to skip traditional methods such as jailing people for “technical violations” like missing check-ins.
News January 17
Despite statewide legalization, some counties ban probationers and parolees from using medical marijuana. So the chronically ill turn to less effective and more addictive prescription drugs.
Case in Point September 11, 2017
One Arkansas county takes on a private probation company.
Commentary August 28, 2017
How putting fewer people on probation and parole can reduce prison populations, save money and keep us safer.
News April 13, 2017
Georgia squeezes “offender-funded” supervision.
News October 1, 2015
Alec Karakatsanis’s quest to stop courts from punishing poor people who can’t pay their fees.
Life Inside July 16, 2015
Freedom, with conditions.
News February 24, 2015
Congress outlawed them. The Supreme Court ruled them unconstitutional. Yet they live on.
Commentary February 18, 2015
A social worker’s take on the misery of probation.