Consider the prospects for a parolee in New York. He has spent the last two decades behind bars. He has been turned down again and again before parole boards. Now, after saying the right things and participating in the right programs, he walks out the prison gate. Where does he go? What does he do? All that he has is $40 and a bus ticket.
For the approximately 53,000 incarcerated New Yorkers and 36,000 on parole, the parole process allows early release from prison, giving the opportunity to reenter society while under community supervision. Our investigation explores the system from the parole hearing process to reentry. Here’s just a glimpse of what we found:
Forty Dollars And a Bus Ticket is a product of the NYCity News Service at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in a course taught by Lisa Armstrong and Daryl Khan.
Roberto Capocelli (Photo editor)
Yuxin Gao (Web editor)
Nomin Ujiyediin (Photo editor)
Michael Wilson (Web editor)