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Leaders on the Front Lines of Probation and Parole Offer an Exit from the Status Quo

Q&A: There are 4.5 million people on probation or parole in America right now — almost double the number of people in prison. Vincent Schiraldi explains why a new group of national probation department leaders aims to change that and reform community supervision nationwide.

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Bootleggers & Baptists

During a time of unprecedented polarization, left-right coalitions can be the unsung catalysts of meaningful change. Peek inside the policy playbook of two institutional frenemies: the ACLU and Right On Crime.

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Reforming a Broken Probation and Parole System

A groundbreaking new report reveals nearly 1 in 4 people any given day are incarcerated in state prison for violating probation or parole, costing states more than $9.3 billion a year.

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Transforming Prisons

More than 1.5 million Americans are incarcerated in U.S. prisons, yet in many ways, our country remains in the dark about life inside. This default punishment has led to overcrowded cells, budget shortfalls, and conditions that breed violence. As people across the nation demand a better system, there’s a push to come up with more humane approaches and seek out the voices of those who live and work in prisons to help shape what the future could look like.

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