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May 14, 2006

Informative articles on parole realities

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has just published a series of informative articles about parole practices in Missouri and Illinois.  The main article, "Parole cuts some life sentences short" documents the realities of indeterminate sentencing and the pressures to parole create by limited prison space.  Companion pieces, "Most released inmates don't return to prison" and "State law alters way time served is credited", also make for interesting reads.

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