All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        6-12

        Accessibility

        Caption

        Permitted Use

        Stream, Download and Share


        Part of FRONTLINE
        4 Favorites
        523 Views

        FRONTLINE: Prison State | Release and Re-incarceration

        Discover why some prison populations have an unusually high rate of inmates who have returned to jail after their release in this media gallery adapted from FRONTLINE: Prison State. Under a reform act, Kentucky has allowed a number of nonviolent prisoners early release in order to save tax dollars. However, the prison system experiences a large number of inmates who are released only to be rearrested for violating terms of their parole. Mental illness and substance abuse are often the cause. According to some experts, the conditions for release, which require monthly payments, regular meetings with a parole officer, employment, and more, are very difficult to satisfy. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE collection.

        Find out more at the series' website.

        Released

        Mark Bolton, a department of corrections official, describes why released prisoners are so often rearrested, and Keith Huff, a convicted felon who was released early, explains why he is both scared and hopeful about his future.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:

        Caption

        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Re-incarcerated

        Released prisoner Keith Huff talks about why he violated the terms of his parole, and law professor Bryan Stevenson describes the challenging conditions that released prisoners must meet to avoid returning to prison.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:

        Caption

        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Contributor:
        Funder:
        Funder:
        Funder:
        Funder:
        Funder:
        Funder:
        Funder:
        Funder:
        Producer:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now