Correction: Parole, Prison, and the Possibility of Change


By Ben Austen. An exploration of a behind-the-scenes look at the parole process. Told through the portraits of two men imprisoned for murder, and the parole board that holds their freedom in the balance. Challenges readers to reckon with some of the most profound questions underlying the country’s values around crime and punishment such as: What must someone who commits a terrible act do to get a second chance? What does incarceration seek to accomplish? Compels readers to consider why and who we punish–and how we might find a way out of an era of mass imprisonment. Read more.