Don’t Have Your ‘Felon Card’? In Alabama, That’s a Crime

More than 300 Alabamans have been charged since 2014 under state law requiring people with more than two felony convictions to register with local sheriff’s offices and carry cards identifying them as repeat felons. One legal expert compared it to the ID cards Jews were required to have in Nazi Germany.

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‘Structural Racism’ Cripples NY Parole System: Study

African Americans are returned to New York State prisons for “technical violations” of parole at five times the rate of whites — one of the reasons why New York is second only to Illinois in the number of people reincarcerated for behavior that otherwise wouldn’t merit criminal sanctions, according to the Columbia University Justice Lab.  

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Changing the Culture of Community Supervision

America’s probation and parole systems were originally conceived as a channel for providing “rehabilitation and mercy.” For our special report, TCR surveyed some of the states where innovative strategies might offer a path to recovering those goals.