THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION
Today, prisons are operating above capacity, people are serving longer sentences, and fewer eligible prisoners are being granted parole. More than ever, effective criminal justice reform is vital for a flourishing society.
Read on to see how incentivizing rehabilitation through parole, earned time, and good time credits can effectively improve prison conditions—making communities safer and paving the road to redemption. Download the full report below.
KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE REPORT
Expand Release Incentives
Release incentives serve the valuable purpose of enticing rehabilitative achievement in prison and should be offered in a coordinated manner that does not disrupt proportionality of punishment.
Align Eligibility to Rehabilitation
Eligibility should not be based on offense class or type but rather evaluate rehabilitation and readiness to reenter society.
Provide Robust Programming
A wide offering of programming, community supports, and opportunities to participate in dignifying work should be made available and should be assigned based on risk and need assessment.
Protect Process Integrity
Implementation of release incentive programs should strive to be free from political bias.
The process and decisions regarding release incentive programs should be transparent.
Prioritize Further Research
The relationship between release incentive programs, in-prison programming participation, and successful outcomes post release warrant further study.
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