Publications

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This report examines the role of prosecutors in the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office in influencing the contours of felony probation sentences. The main target of this study was to determine how prosecutors view and influence the length of…
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The “Hennepin-University Partnership: Determining Alignment of Probation Conditions” report details a collaboration between the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections…
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Paroling authorities play an important, if often unrecognized role, in American prison policies. Discretionary parole processes decide the actual release dates for most individuals subject to confinement in 34 states. Additional leverage…
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In November of 2016, the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice commenced a project with the assistance of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission to analyze the relationship between the criminal history score in the…
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The Profiles in Parole Release and Revocation: Examining the Legal Framework in the United States examine the legal and statutory framework of state and federal parole release decision-making processes. 
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Nearly one million people are released or supervised under conditions established by state paroling authorities each year. The appointed members of those paroling authorities determine whether and when individuals are released from prison…
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In 2017, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles responded to a request for proposals by the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice with a research project focused on reviewing and improving its management of parole…
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The Robina Institute completed work with the Kansas Prisoner Review Board to improve and streamline their revocation process by reducing the number of offenders revoked on post-release supervision and reducing the time revoked offenders…
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Assistant Professor Rebecca Shlafer (Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health) led a University of Minnesota research project and survey on "Parents in Minnesota Jails and Their…
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This report reflects the first product of a multi-year collaboration involving the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, the Pennsylvania State Board of Probation and Parole, and the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing.…