Abolition Event Calendar

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Race as a proxy for risk: How parole undermines BIPOC communities

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Why are Black people nearly 3 times less likely to be granted parole on average?

About this Event

This is the second of a three part series on the experiences of incarcerated folks and their families. Part 1 here and Part 3 here.

Why are Black people nearly 3 times less likely to be granted parole on average? And why is the Board of Parole Hearings – the body that decides who comes home and who stays in prison – staffed almost entirely with people from law enforcement backgrounds?

Between 60% and 70% of people serving life sentences are Black and Non-Black People of Color. And despite preliminary research showing race as a key indicator in parole outcomes, the Board of Parole Hearings and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation have fought releasing additional data that would allow researchers to determine the extent of the parole board’s improper reliance on race as a factor in determining someone’s “risk to the public.” UnCommon Law and ChangeLawyers will walk you through the ins and outs of parole. Our panelists will discuss how we can build new and better ways for people to come home safely.

Presented as a special collaboration between ChangeLawyers and UnCommon Law.




California ChangeLawyers

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