Life on Parole

Screenshot 2017-07-19 13.58.03Approximately half of all the inmates put on parole in the U.S. end up violating the terms of their release and are sent back to prison. But across the country, states are trying to change the way their parole systems work in an effort to lower recidivism rates and reduce prison populations.

In a new documentary called Life on ParoleFRONTLINE and The New York Times  examine Connecticut's ongoing effort to rethink parole: a condition that offers a taste of freedom but comes with strict prohibitions on whom you can live with, where you can go, and what time you have to be home, among other things.

Watch the documentary.