life after murder http://kalw.org en Interview: A second chance after life in prison http://kalw.org/post/interview-second-chance-after-life-prison <p></p><p>Since Jerry Brown became governor, a record number of inmates, including “lifers,” those sentenced to life behind bars, have been released from California prison. Lifers receive one of two kinds of life sentences: with or without the possibility of parole. Those sentenced with the possibility of parole are expected to use the decades spent in prison to reform themselves. They then have to go before a parole board to prove that they’re rehabilitated.</p><p>But since 1988, California’s governors have had the option to veto a parole board decision, and they’ve done so in the majority of cases, until recently.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Holly Kernan 40738 at http://kalw.org Interview: A second chance after life in prison The search for redemption: an ex-con's perspective http://kalw.org/post/search-redemption-ex-cons-perspective <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Between 2000 and 2009, 57,000 men and women convicted of murder were released from state and federal prison.</span></p><p>By the time convicted murderers are released, they’ve usually served decades behind bars; they’re a generation older than when they went to prison. When they come out, they often fade from view – no sensational headlines, no fanfare.&nbsp; They make their way on the outside in a world that’s can be very different from the one they left.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:20:00 +0000 Nancy Mullane 16579 at http://kalw.org The search for redemption: an ex-con's perspective How can someone who murders re-enter society? http://kalw.org/post/how-can-someone-who-murders-re-enter-society <p></p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Ali Budner 20912 at http://kalw.org How can someone who murders re-enter society? Today on Your Call: How can someone who murders re-enter society? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-can-someone-who-murders-re-enter-society <p></p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 14028 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How can someone who murders re-enter society?