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Every year in New York State, roughly 10,000 people appear before the Board of Parole to make their cases for release. In 2019, only 40 percent of people were granted parole, and in 2020—a year that demanded decarceration in the name of public health and safety given the risk of spreading COVID-19 in congregate settings—the release rate rose by onl ...

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  • Benjamin Heller, Cherrell Green, Shirin Purkayastha, Alex Boldin, Brian King
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