Parole and Probation Reform

With approximately 5 million people under community supervision in the United States, it’s become clear that what was intended to be an avenue for stabilizing directly impacted communities and reducing the number of people in prisons and jails, has instead become a main driver of mass incarceration. Individuals who are accused of violating the terms of their parole or probation are sent back to jails and prisons at alarming rates, disrupting lives, families, and even whole communities.

In Connecticut and New York, Katal is working to reform probation and parole practices to drastically reduce the number of people incarcerated for technical violations. Our “Less is More” campaign focuses on ending mass supervision to secure safety and justice.

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