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Document 032632
By the Numbers: Parole Release and Revocation Across 50 States
By Alper, Mariel E.. University of Minnesota Law School. Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (Minneapolis, MN).
"Parole decision-making functions as a crucial mechanism channeling people in and out of prison. This report combines multiple data sources and, for the first time, provides an overview of the movements between prison and parole for each state, focusing on the decision points of parole release and parole revocation. This information allows for a comprehensive picture of each state, both as a snapshot and longitudinally. For each state, information is presented on prison and parole rates over tim... Read More

214 pages
Document 028363
Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies
By Ghandnoosh, Nazgol; Lewis, Christopher. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
"To guide and give greater momentum to recent calls for reform, this report examines a key driving force of criminal justice outcomes: racial perceptions of crime. A complex set of factors contributes to the severity and selectivity of punishment in the United States, including public concern about crime and racial differences in crime rates. This report synthesizes two decades of research establishing that skewed racial perceptions of crime – particularly, white Americans’ strong associations o... Read More
44 pages
Document 029554
Reducing Incarceration for Technical Violations in Louisiana: Evaluation of Revocation Cap Shows Cost Savings, Less Crime
Pew Charitable Trusts. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
In order to ensure that limited jail and prison beds are maintained for high-risk offenders while lower-risk offenders are placed in more effective and cheaper options, the Louisiana legislature passed a law that limits the incarceration time of first-time probation or parole violators to 90 days. "Louisiana’s 90-day revocation limit has: Reduced the average length of incarceration for first-time technical revocations in Louisiana by 281 days, or 9.2 months; Maintained public safety, with return... Read More
8 pages
Document 029560
Addressing Responsivity Issues with Criminal Justice-Involved Native Americans
By Melton, Ada; Cobb, Kimberly; Lindsey, Adrienne; Colgan, R. Brian; Melton, David J..
Anyone working with Native American offenders should read this article. Its purpose is to "increase the level of understanding of correctional professionals about how the responsivity issues of Native American (NA) individuals can be effectively addressed. NA offenders are involved in criminal and juvenile justice systems handled by tribal, county, state, and federal agencies. As a result, there are several levels of justice practitioners, administrators, and policy makers that come into contact... Read More
12 pages
Document 029621
Prisoner Reentry, Parole Violations, and the Persistence of the Surveillance State
By Siegel, Jonah Aaron.
"The increasing reliance on revocation as a standard tool of parole supervision has created a "separate path to prison for large numbers of former prisoners" … Despite the routine use of parole violations and sanctions – collectively referred to as “back-end sentencing” – as a means of surveillance and punishment, policymakers and reentry scholars are only just starting to explore the contribution of this process to the reentry recycling of offenders through the correctional system" (p. 1-2). Th... Read More
147 pages
Document 027179
Forum: Preparing for the New Parole Revocation Process
California Forward (CAFwd). Partnership for Community Excellence (PCE) (Sacramento, CA).
Agencies looking for help in implementing the new parole revocation process on July 1, 2013 need to refer to this website. “On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the Partnership for Community Excellence (PCE) held a forum: Preparing for the New Parole Revocation Process. A diverse group of experts presented information and perspectives about the new revocation process, which will take effect on July 1, 2013 … The goal of the forum was to identify key issues regarding the transition and potential ways to a... Read More
Document 028332
Rethinking the Use of Community Supervision
By Klingele, Cecelia M..
"This Article examines the reasons why community supervision so often fails and challenges popular assumptions about the role community supervision should play in efforts to reduce overreliance on imprisonment. While probation and post-release supervision serve important purposes in many cases, they are often imposed on the wrong people and executed in ways that predictably lead to revocation" (p. 1015). Six sections make up this article: introduction; history and structures of community supervi... Read More
56 pages
Document 020398
Parole Violations Revisited: A Site to Help Strengthen Parole Practices for Public Safety and Successful Transition to the Community
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Guidance for developing policy-driven and effective responses to technical parole violations can be found at this website. Points of entry include: myths and facts about parole; why violations and revocations are important; what we need to know -- lessons learned; targets of change and innovative solutions; innovations in four states; assessing your readiness for change; mobilizing for change; six steps to change; and tools for change. This website is an electronic version of the publication "P... Read More
2 p.
Document 019833
Parole Violations Revisited: A Handbook on Strengthening Parole Practices for Public Safety and Successful Transition to the Community
By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD).
Presents steps that jurisdictions can take to assess their current parole violation and revocation policy and practice, identify targets of change, and mobilize for change. Chapters address myths and facts about parole; NIC's Technical Assistance Project on Parole Violations and Revocations and lessons from NIC's work; targets of change and innovative solutions; how four states refined violation policy and practice to strengthen parole; deciding whether to explore strengthening an agency's paro... Read More
116 p.
Document 016858
Responding to Parole and Probation Violations: A Handbook to Guide Local Policy Development
By Carter, Madeline M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This handbook discusses policy responses to probation and parole violations that enhance the effectiveness of supervision while also improving community safety. Chapters include:
  • Critical issues in violations -- an overview;
  • The importance of vision, mission, goals, and core values;
  • Collaboration -- a central ingredient for success;
  • Developing baseline information;
  • Supervision;
  • Developing tools to make the policy work;
  • Increasing available choices to violation response;<... Read More
101 pages
Document 013793
Policy-Driven Responses to Probation and Parole Violations
By Burke, Peggy B.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Silver Spring, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The author describes the experiences of probation and parole agencies from across the country that worked with NIC on developing innovative approaches to probation and parole violations and revocations. The document identifies critical issues emerging from these experiences, and discusses the impact that some of these approaches had on the jurisdiction or agency involved. ... Read More
48 p.
Document 010447
Parole Violation and Revocation: Lessons for Policy Development (Without Appendices)
By Burke, Peggy B.; Bellassai, John P.; Toborg, Mary A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); Toborg Associates (Washington, DC); COSMOS Corp. (Washington, DC).
Following a discussion of the significance of parole violation and revocation issues, assistance provided by the National Institute of Corrections to each of five jurisdictions is summarized. Because the number of offenders on parole is increasing, the percentage revoked must decline for work load to merely stay constant, necessitating the development of new ways to handle violations.... Read More
35 p.
Document 010481
Community Sanctions Evaluation Project: Final Report
By Phelan, Lynn; Brown, Lynn; Friel, Charles. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University. Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX).
Developed to measure the cost/benefit of applying community sanctions to a specific group of parolees in danger of having their parole revoked, this project required the accomplishment of two goals: 1) Design, test, and document the utility of using spreadsheet technology to evaluate the cost/benefit of alternative community sanctions. 2) Evaluate the cost/benefit of enhanced alternatives proposed by the U.S. Parole Commission in supervising parolees with special drug and alcohol restric... Read More
61 p.
Document 012997
Parole Law: A Practical Guide to Making Parole Decisions and Parole Policy
By Palacios, Victoria. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This monograph provides information about parole law for parole board members and staff, as well as attorneys who are new to parole. It can serve as a reference when general questions arise, but should not be used to answer specific legal questions. This document is NIC's response to the need for information on parole law to be readily available and understandable.... Read More
35 p.
Document 008227
Policy for Parole Release and Revocation: The National Institute of Corrections 1988-1989 Technical Assistance Project
By Burke, Peggy B.; Adams, Linda; Ney, Becki. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). COSMOS Corp. (Washington, DC); Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA).
The purpose of this project is to assist paroling authorities with their decisionmaking responsibilities by focusing upon improving policies and practices. Specific progress made by certain state jurisdictions is summarized, and lessons learned are presented.... Read More
54 p.
Document 006106
Success and Failure on Parole in California: A Preliminary Evaluation
By Austin, James. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). California Board of Prison Terms (Sacramento, CA); National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
The high level of parole revocations is contributing to the prison overcrowding crisis in California. This project, entitled California Parole Revocation Evaluation, attempts to analyze a number of factors that are having an impact on parole revocation.... Read More
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