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NACDL is advocating for the expansion of parole opportunities in Indiana.
New Yorkers United for Justice (NYUJ), of which NACDL is a member, advocated for reforms to the parole system in New York.
NACDL's 19th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference
August 17-19, 2020 | Held Virtually
Parole and Probation Reform
NACDL President Chris Adams' written statement to the Indiana state Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee regarding proposed changes to the qualifications for parole, as laid out in HB 1202 (2021).