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The Changing Relationship Between Ex-Criminals and Their Parole Officers

Rather than acting as former offenders' enemies, parole and probation officers are now working to be their mentors. Can it reduce recidivism?

The Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Matter Most for States and Localities

The justices will hear cases this month on collective bargaining, juvenile justice, water rights and more.

Medicaid Has Great Responsibility Without Great Power

Since its inception 50 years ago, Medicaid has become one of the nation's biggest government programs. But most states don't treat it as such.

Nevada Shines Light Onto America's Future

Rocked by heavy immigration and demographic change, Nevada must retool its government to cope with the new reality. It’s a sign of things to come in the rest of the country.

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