When is a debt to society finally paid?

Parole has become a mirage in the United States

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The 16 states with an F- largely eliminated the ability to earn release through discretionary parole.

Why are we still punishing people who have already paid their “pound of flesh”?

Dunn was convicted on charges related to a gun and a murder when he was 16. While he was out on bond awaiting trial, he was hit with an additional drug charge. But in prison, he racked up an extensive history of program participation and went 20 years straight without a disciplinary report. The reasoning for denial of parole: his record as a juvenile “showed he had no regard for the law.”

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Rob Barton has been incarcerated for 25 years. Pam Bailey is his collaborator/editor. Learn more at MoreThanOurCrimes.org

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