Category Archives: Parole

Prison Walls v. Love — Review of “Memoirs of a Prison Lawyer/Prison Wife,” by Claudette Spencer-Nurse

Memoirs of a Prison Lawyer/Prison Wife, by Claudette Spencer-Nurse, is a love story.  It is an improbable love story.  It is a love story that has defied the odds.  It is a love story for the ages.  It is a … Continue reading

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Being Bernard Kerik…after Prison

This morning, on 77 WABC Talk Radio, Rita Cosby — @RitaCosby — interviewed Bernard Kerik, former, corrupt Correction and Police Commissioner of Gotham who, after a bit in the darkness of prison, has come to see the light about our … Continue reading

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Parole, higher education, felony-murder and more

CPR has been in the forefront, advocating for fair parole practices in New York since it was founded in 1999.  Since then, other advocates and people who care about justice have looked at the issue of parole.  Right now, the … Continue reading

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Waiting for Parole — Between Hope and Despair

One of the most powerful forces is hope, oftentimes counterbalanced by despair.  In the criminal justice system, nothing inspires more hope than the possibility of being granted and being released to parole supervision.  On the other hand, nothing drops one … Continue reading

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A New Paradigm – Elevating the Voice of Formerly Incarcerated People

With the recent launch of JustLeadershipUSA, Glenn Martin, President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA, is looking to elevate the voice of Americans impacted by crime and incarceration, especially people who have been imprisoned, by positioning them as “informed, empowered reform partners.”  … Continue reading

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