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Supervision: Life After Prison, Parts I & II

NHPR's "Supervision": Life After Prison
Sara Plourde
"Vermont Edition" airs the first two parts of "Supervision," a podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio about one parolee's struggles during his first few months out of prison.

In Vermont and across the country, roughly half of the inmates who get out of prison end up back behind bars within three years. And often it's for violating conditions of their parole. Earlier this year, New Hampshire Public Radioreleased a podcast called Supervision. The four-part podcast tries to understand the difficulties of life after prison by following a single parolee on his first few months out.

Today, we'll hear the first two parts of Supervision on Vermont Edition; tomorrow, the final two.

Supervisionwas reported by investigative reporter Emily Corwin, who looks at parole in New Hampshire and the challenges parolees face, from accessing resources like housing, transportation and mental health services, to finding a job and integrating back into life outside of prison.

Corwin first began reporting on Josh Lavenets in Supervision while working as an investigative reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio. 

Listen to the complete podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio.

Broadcast Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
Matt Smith worked for Vermont Public from 2017 to 2023 as managing editor and senior producer of Vermont Edition.
Emily Corwin reported investigative stories for VPR until August 2020. In 2019, Emily was part of a two-newsroom team which revealed that patterns of inadequate care at Vermont's eldercare facilities had led to indignities, injuries, and deaths. The consequent series, "Worse for Care," won a national Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting, and placed second for a 2019 IRE Award. Her work editing VPR's podcast JOLTED, about an averted school shooting, and reporting NHPR's podcast Supervision, about one man's transition home from prison, made her a finalist for a Livingston Award in 2019 and 2020. Emily was also a regular reporter and producer on Brave Little State, helping the podcast earn a National Edward R. Murrow Award for its work in 2020. When she's not working, she enjoys cross country skiing and biking.
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