Heidi Rummel, director of the Post-Conviction Justice Project, discussed California’s parole process in The New York Times Magazine Jan. 1 article “Can You Talk Your Way Out of a Life Sentence?”
“The parole process is like threading a needle — the people who have come out through the parole board are extraordinary people….We could swing the door a little wider. They don’t have to be A-plus human beings. They could be B-plus human beings.”Heidi Rummel in The New York Times Magazine
Can You Talk Your Way Out of a Life Sentence?
California is giving a second chance to thousands of inmates who had no hope of parole. But first they have to prove to a panel of strangers that they’ve truly changed.