This 2017 documentary looks at Connecticut’s effort to rethink how parole works in order to reduce the state’s prison population.
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FRONTLINE and The New York Times offer a firsthand look at why some people stay out of jail, why some go back, and how one state is trying to break the cycle of recidivism. With unique access inside Connecticut’s corrections system, as well as camera-phone footage filmed by the parolees themselves, the film follows four former prisoners as they navigate the challenges of more than a year on parole — from finding work, to staying sober, to parenting — and doing it all while under intense supervision from the state.
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