Columbia Justice Lab Shaping Justice for the Future

Too Big to Succeed

January 29, 2018

In this new report, some of the nation’s leading community corrections administrators discuss the consequences of the tremendous growth in probation and parole supervision in the United States over the past several decades. They argue that the number of people under supervision needs to be cut in half.

Originally designed as alternatives to incarceration, the authors find that probation and parole are a deprivation of liberty in their own right and have become key drivers of mass incarceration by serving as a trip wire to reincarceration for many of those under supervision…

 

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http://justicelab.iserp.columbia.edu/index.html

http://justicelab.iserp.columbia.edu/lessismoreNY.html

https://www.wnyc.org/story/new-report-focuses-parole-and-probation-reform/

http://ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/inside-city-hall/2018/02/02/probation-and-parole-proposals