ReThink Justice Report – Local Control of Parole Timeline

Local advocates have been calling for the parole function to be returned to District control for many years. The ReThink Justice DC Coalition’s New Visions Committee has been one of the groups deeply involved in this advocacy.

Mayor Bowser Endorses Local Control of Parole and Two-year US Parole Commission Update

In a letter to Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton dated July 5, 2020, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser publicly endorsed, for the first time, the District taking over the parole function from the US Parole Commission (USPC). Mayor Bowser asked Rep. Norton to take action in Congress to extend the USPC’s authorization for two years after it …

Reentry Task Force Sends Letter to Local Officials Urging Immediate Action Towards Local Control of the Parole Function: Additional Reports

The Co-Chairs of the DC Reentry Task Force sent a letter to key District officials to “to urge [them] to immediately move forward on efforts to restore the D.C. Government’s control over parole.” The letter was signed-on to by the Rethink Justice DC Coalition, many of its participants as well as other advocacy groups and …

Rep. Norton to Introduce Legislation Giving D.C. Local Control Over Parole and Supervised Release Determinations

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton today announced that she will introduce legislation to give DC the authority to make parole and supervised release determinations when it takes over the parole function from the U.S. Parole Commission, whose control of this function will expire at the end of 2022. For more: View Congresswoman Norton’s press release

Local Control of the Parole Function: Additional Reports

As reported in an earlier post, The New Vision: Alternatives to Incarceration Committee of the ReThink Justice DC Coalition published a report that examines the current processes by which parole and supervised release are revoked in the District of Columbia and the impact of those revocations on the District of Columbia’s jail and prison population. …

Returning the Parole Function to Local Control: A Report from the ReThink Justice New Visions Committee

The New Vision: Alternatives to Incarceration Committee of the ReThink Justice DC Coalition, has published a report that examines the current processes by which parole and supervised release are revoked in the District of Columbia and the impact of those revocations on the District of Columbia’s jail and prison population. The report was unanimously endorsed …