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Parole Power

For thousands of people in prison there is the hope of parole. Whether that hope is realized lies in the hands of a select few, and the control parole boards exercise is broad and discretionary.

Guests:

  • Beth Schwartzapfel is a staff writer for The Marshall Project which covers the American criminal justice system.
  • Richard Lee spent 14 years with Missouri probation and parole as a parole board member, parole analyst and a probation and parole administrator.
  • Marilyn Scape is a former chair of the Kansas Parole Board.

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