Surveying the Field: State-Level Findings from the 2008 Parole Practices Survey

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Surveying the Field: State-Level Findings from the 2008 Parole Practices Survey

September 23, 2011

Abstract

Parole supervision is the key mechanism facilitating the return of prisoners to the community. To examine the current state of parole practice, the Urban Institute conducted a survey of parole supervision field offices. In this report, the authors examine survey results at the state level to supplement and extend the national-level analysis presented in the previously released An Evolving Field. This analysis provides a more nuanced view of parole practices and, despite differences in population and structure of justice systems, shows the varying strengths, weaknesses, and similarities across states.

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