Listen: March 8th, 9AM CT, Diane Rehm Show Discusses Early Release

Click Here to Listen: March 8th, 9AM (90.3 WBHM in Birmingham)

Prisoner Release Programs and Public Safety

Across the country, states have dealt with budget pressures by reducing their prison populations. But early release and expanded parole programs have put more convicted felons back on the streets, fueling growing controversy and concerns about public safety.


Abbe Smith, professor of law and co-director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship program at Georgetown University; author of “Case of a Lifetime.”

Scott Burns, executive director, National District Attorneys Association.

Adam Gelb, director, the Public Safety Performance Project at The Pew Center on the States.


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