In our newest quarterly report, we demonstrate the complexity of the recidivism construct by examining the circumstances of re-arrest for 5-Key Model study participants who had not engaged in crime.
In this NEW REPORT, co-authored by Michael Jacobson, Vincent Schiraldi, Reagan Daly, and Emily Hotez, the authors discuss the consequences of the tremendous growth in probation supervision over the past several decades in the United States and argue that the number of people on probation supervision needs to be significantly downsized.
The authors find that probation has often not served as an alternative to incarceration, but rather as a key driver of mass incarceration in the United States. Despite the large numbers of individuals under supervision, probation is the most underfunded of agencies within the criminal justice system. This leaves those under supervision, often an impoverished population, with the responsibility of paying for probation supervision fees, court costs, urinalysis tests, and electronic monitoring fees among a plethora of other fines. These financial obligations have incredibly detrimental implications on the mental and economic state of those under supervision and is argued to be an unjust and ineffective public policy.
Murphy signs law allowing some N.J. inmates convicted of non-violent crimes to be paroled earlier – nj.com
— Read on www.nj.com/politics/2020/01/nj-reforms-new-social-justice-laws-as-murphy-takes-action-on-martin-luther-king-day.html
The Overview of Probation and Supervised Release Conditions is intended to be a resource for defendants, judges, probation officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other criminal justice practitioners.
— Read on www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/overview-probation-supervised-release-conditions
Report showing incarceration, probation, and parole in each state and D.C.
— Read on www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/correctionalcontrol2018.html
This would be an opportunity to test theories and strategies on Risk Assessments and Recidivism. The mandated release would allow tracking those released to see how the released prisoners would compare to previous prisoners whose release was denied or who were given parole or were released for treatment.
Thanks to new state law, Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board officials expect more than 400 inmates to pass through the expedited commutation process Nov. 1.
— Read on www.readfrontier.org/stories/largest-single-day-commutation-in-nations-history-expected-to-take-place-in-oklahoma-next-month/
Probation is meant to keep people out of jail. But intense monitoring leaves tens of thousands across the state at risk of incarceration.
— Read on www.inquirer.com/news/inq/probation-parole-pennsylvania-philadelphia-criminal-justice-system-violations-poverty-20191024.html
Report revealing that at least 4.9 million people cycle through county jails each year, and most have serious medical and economic needs.
— Read on www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/repeatarrests.html
Advocates for Aging Prisoners Look to Force a Debate on Parole
— Read on citylimits.org/2019/08/20/advocates-for-aging-prisoners-look-to-force-a-debate-on-parole/
The Marshall Project launches a print publication that will be distributed in prisons and jails.
— Read on www.themarshallproject.org/2019/03/28/introducing-news-inside