Edward E. Rhine

Former Director, Parole Release and Revocation Project
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Edward E. Rhine, PhD, directed the Robina Institute's Parole Release and Revocation project.

From 2004 to 2013, Rhine was the Deputy Director for the Office of Offender Reentry, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. His career has included leadership positions in juvenile and adult corrections in New Jersey, Georgia, and Ohio. He has written and edited numerous publications addressing the work of paroling authorities, the impact of judicial intervention on prison discipline, change issues in probation and parole, the emergence of offender reentry, and correctional best practices. His most recent publications include a co-authored article (with Professor Anthony Thompson) on The Reentry Movement in Corrections: Resiliency, Fragility and Prospects, in the Criminal Law Bulletin, and a chapter on The Present Status and Future Prospects of Parole Boards and Parole Supervision in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections.

He taught part-time as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ohio State University from 1998 until his retirement in 2021. 

In 2013, Rhine was appointed as an Adviser to The American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code: Sentencing.

In 2014, Rhine was appointed as a member of the Ohio Public Defender Commission.

Dr. Rhine earned his BA in Sociology at Ohio University, and his MA and PhD (also in Sociology) at Rutgers University.