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The Release Valve: Parole in Maryland
"This report provides an overview of the current landscape of community supervision . . . and provides positive suggestions for improving public safety and saving money through the increased use and improved implementation of parole" (p. 1). This guide contains these sections: executive summary; what parole is; the cost of supervision in Maryland; Maryland's system of parole; policy recommendation -- move more people from prison to parole; policy recommendation -- improve the parole system so that fewer people return to prison; reforms to supervision in Maryland could have an impact on racial disparities; and how Maryland could improve parole practices.