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July 17, 2017

PBS Frontline and the New York Times explore "Life on Parole"

The PBS series Frontline has this new documentary titled "Life on Parole," which will premiere at 10pm on Tuesday July 18 on most PBS stations (and the full film is available online now). Here is how the PBS site briefly describes the documentary:

With unique access, go inside an effort in Connecticut to change the way parole works and reduce the number of people returning to prison.  In collaboration with The New York Times, the film follows four former prisoners as they navigate the challenges of their first year on parole.

The New York Times series in this collaboration is titled "On the Outside," and it is described this way:

We followed 10 people after they were released from prison in a partnership with the PBS series "Frontline." These articles and videos look at the challenges that sent six of them back behind bars.

July 17, 2017 at 10:08 AM | Permalink


PBS? NY Times? Meaningless, pro-criminal, pro social services, left wing, Democratic Party, government make work worker drivel. Not serious. Anti-crime victim trash.

Posted by: David Behar | Jul 17, 2017 11:28:58 AM

Now that @David has spoken nothing more needs to be said. Even this comment is redundant.

Posted by: Daniel | Jul 17, 2017 12:09:41 PM

The more important thing on PBS is Grantchester, which last night showed the dangerous implications of masons, including top level police officials interfering with investigations to protect fellow members.

Posted by: Joe | Jul 17, 2017 12:31:10 PM

@Daniel. You may visit the David Duke website. However, should it be taken seriously? David Duke hates Jews and blacks. One thing about him is his honesty. He does not lie. He post studies, articles, and scholarly articles. He posted one from an Israeli University on the history of Jewish members of the mass murdering team of Stalin. The point? Jews were mass murderers. It came from an Israeli scholarly journal.

Public radio and the NY Times hate Trump, corporations, and traditional American values. Every single story implies a criticism of them. No exceptions. Even shows about cooking or gardening are critical analyses of corporations and farmers. They are to America what the David Duke site is to Jews and Blacks. If you want to know everything bad, visit the respective website.

Some differences do exist. Duke is honest, Public Broadcasting pretends to be objective. Duke is a civilian, expressing his opinion. Public broadcasting are journalists with an express duty to show both sides of a story. They never do, and are unethical.

Posted by: David Behar | Jul 17, 2017 12:53:47 PM

@Daniel. Forget David Duke. Visit this Sentencing Law and Policy blog. 99.999999999% of posts are pro-criminal. Almost none is pro-victim. Should it be taken seriously? No. It is by a rent seeking left wing academic lawyer. I come here to escape reality. It helps me relax, and escape my real world problems for a few minutes a day. Doug is not a journalist. I understand he posts the items that interest him. However, he is using the word, Professor. That does imply the expectation of a well rounded presentation. I have suggested taking that word out, then, the blog is honest, and a reflection of personal interests, devoid of any duty.

OK. I am not picking on anyone. I have been unable to find any site that meets journalism standards. The sole exception is C-SPAN. Charles Lamb, its director, once said they count stories, to keep the score even between the partisan sides.

Posted by: David Behar | Jul 17, 2017 1:01:09 PM

Interesting article in NYT today about how rules of parole can interfere with association rights, including with those you otherwise would have a strong interest to be with.

Posted by: Joe | Jul 17, 2017 7:59:46 PM

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