Recent News & Announcements
- August 08, 2017
The Practical Case for Parole for Violent Offenders
This article asks the question: "are prisoners who have served long sentences for violent crimes genuinely capable of reforming and not reoffending? The evidence says yes.Read more (The New York Times) »
- August 08, 2017
Former Inmates Create Richmond Program to Tackle Violence
An effort is in full swing to crack down on crime. The program is connecting former inmates with youth and young adults to steer them away from violence.Read more (NBC12) »
- November 16, 2016
Is Grief a Disease?
Research shows that grief is an individualized experience with no specific formula or time frame.Read more (The Atlantic) »
- June 27, 2016
Supreme Court: Domestic Abusers can be Banned from Owning Firearms
In a 6-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court decided last month that the federal Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban applies to those convicted under state law of misdemeanor domestic abuse, including “reckless” behavior.Read more (The Washington Post) »
- June 24, 2016
Who Blames the Victim?
Studies have shown that the more strongly you privilege loyalty, obedience and purity — as opposed to values such as care and fairness — the more likely you are to blame the victim.Read more (The New York Times) »
Recent Parole Decisions
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Most Requested Forms
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Appeal the Parole Board’s decision that an offender is ineligible for parole
Petition for consideration of conditional release of any geriatric prison that meets the legal requirements
Appeal or request reconsideration based on significant new information or error in information or policy of the Parole Board's not grant decision