The case for releasing violent offenders
from The Washington Post
In an important op-ed in the
New York Times
last week, Marc Morjé Howard argued in favor of parole — not just for drug offenders but also for violent offenders. It isn't an easy argument to make. But it's past time to start making it.
Prisoners whose sentences include a range of years — such as 15 to 25 years, or 25 years to life — can apply to their state's parole board for discretionary parole, but they almost always face repeated denials and are sent back to wither away behind bars despite evidence of rehabilitation.
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