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Jury Returns No Convictions for Four Men in Bunkerville Standoff Case
A jury has dealt another blow to the case against participants in a 2014 armed uprising against federal agents in Bunkerville, Nevada.
August 24, 2017
Opioid Users Are Filling Jails. Why Don't Jails Treat Them?
Getting methadone in jail gave a Connecticut heroin user a firmer foothold in recovery. But less than 1 percent of jails and prisons allow it.
August 4, 2017
Why Governor Dannel Malloy Wants Connecticut to be a "Second Chance Society"
Dannel Malloy says he inherited a criminal justice system that no one today would choose to build from scratch. "We would not create this system again," he says. "No one would sit around in a room and say that we should have a system that is as punitive and as hopeless about the ability of people to turn themselves around."
July 18, 2017
What Happens When You're on Parole and Fail a Drug Test?
Not necessarily what you might think. Watch an excerpt from the new documentary, "Life on Parole."
July 18, 2017
What Statistics Can’t Explain About Life on Parole
While covering inmates re-entering society, Shaila Dewan saw how people can be locked into the complex justice system, no matter how enlightened that system tries to be.
July 17, 2017
She’s His Rock. His Parole Officer Won’t Let Him See Her.
As prison rolls drop and the number of parolees increases, a Connecticut man learns that getting out of prison is not the same as being free.
July 16, 2017
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Life on Parole
Follow four former prisoners in Connecticut as they navigate the challenges of their first year on parole.
July 18, 2017
Charges for FBI Agent Renew Scrutiny of Elite Team
An FBI agent has been indicted for lying about firing his weapon during the fatal shooting of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum.
June 29, 2017
They Were Sentenced as “Superpredators.” Who Were They Really?
A closer look at those who were sentenced to life without parole as juveniles during the "superpredator" scare of the 1990s.
May 2, 2017
How Brain Science Is Changing How Long Teens Spend in Prison
In the 1990s, before scientists had the tools to understand the teenage brain, judges around the country sentenced thousands of adolescents to life in prison. Today, emerging science is reshaping how long juveniles offenders spend behind bars.
May 2, 2017
Should Teens Convicted of Murder Get a Second Chance?
At age 17, Anthony Rolon stabbed 20-year-old Bobby Botelho to death. In an excerpt from the FRONTLINE documentary "Second Chance Kids," go inside the parole hearing that will decide his fate.
May 2, 2017
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Second Chance Kids
Inside the fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling.
May 2, 2017