Beyond the Bars of Hopelessness: How We Can Revive Parole

A newly released Sentencing Project report, "Delaying a Second Chance: The Declining Prospects for Parole on Life Sentences", lays it on the line: Incarcerated people who have been sentenced to "life" but are eligible for parole are serving excessive sentences. This is the case in spite of the fact that research shows that lifers are extremely unlikely to be rearrested if released.

Read the entire piece featuring grantee Release Aging People in Prison over at Truthout.