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Supervision: Life After Prison, Parts III & IV

Earlier this year, New Hampshire Public Radio released Supervision, a podcast that tries to understand the difficulties of life after prison by following a single parolee on his first few months out. Vermont Edition yesterday aired the first two parts of the podcast, where we met parolee Josh Lavenets and followed him on his first day out of prison and through an unexpected medical emergency. Today, the final two episodes of the podcast.

The four-part podcast, hosted by VPR investigative reporter Emily Corwin, was reported in 2017 while she was at New Hampshire Public Radio.

In the final two parts of the podcast, Corwin follows Lavenets as he struggles to rebuild a life after prison in rural New England.

Listen to the complete podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio.

Broadcast on Thursday, Oct. 3, 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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