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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

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.

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