Explore a deeply immersive and investigative series that looks inside the process of parole hearings as they unfold. With unique access into the criminal justice system, see the high-stakes decisions made by parole boards everyday.
Coming before the Colorado Board of Parole is Benny Sandoval, who is serving a sentence for 1st degree attempted murder. North in Wyoming, Steve Barela hopes the board will give him a chance at parole.
2. Damage Done
May 29, 2016
James Sturman, convicted of killing his girlfriend, hopes to be paroled to a halfway house. Joshua Buckles wants to put his violent crime in the past. And in Colorado, Jordan Epperson hopes to impress the board.
June 5, 2016
Eric Felix has served five years for criminal negligent homicide. Travis McLennan, convicted of sexual abuse of a minor, hopes the board can look past his poor decisions. The parole boards must decide if they are safe for release.