Improving Parole Release in America

9 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2016  

Edward Rhine

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Sociology; University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Joan Petersilia

Stanford University

Kevin R Reitz

University of Minnesota Law School; Robina Institute of Criminal Law & Criminal Justice

Date Written: December 31, 2015

Abstract

This article lays out a ten-point program for the improvement of discretionary parole-release systems in America. Taken together, our recommendations coalesce into an ambitious model that has never before existed in the United States. Even if adopted separately, our recommendations would achieve substantial incremental improvements in the current practices of all paroling systems.

Keywords: discretionary parole, indeterminate sentencing, evidence based sentencing, procedural justice, fairness, transparency

Suggested Citation

Rhine, Edward and Petersilia, Joan and Reitz, Kevin R, Improving Parole Release in America (December 31, 2015). Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2757154

Edward Rhine

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Sociology

Columbus, OH 43210-1172
United States

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice ( email )

University of Minnesota Law School
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Joan Petersilia (Contact Author)

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Kevin R Reitz

University of Minnesota Law School ( email )

229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
612-626-3078 (Phone)

Robina Institute of Criminal Law & Criminal Justice ( email )

University of Minnesota Law School
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

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