Former Parole Officer On 'Hardship & Hope After Prison' As a parole officer in New Orleans, Jason Hardy was responsible for 220 individuals — four times the recommended caseload. He says the parole and probation system fails the most vulnerable.

Also, Kevin Whitehead reviews a new album of ballads from trumpeter Jeremy Pelt.
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Former Parole Officer On 'Hardship & Hope After Prison'

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Former Parole Officer On 'Hardship & Hope After Prison'

Former Parole Officer On 'Hardship & Hope After Prison'

Former Parole Officer On 'Hardship & Hope After Prison'

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As a parole officer in New Orleans, Jason Hardy was responsible for 220 individuals — four times the recommended caseload. He says the parole and probation system fails the most vulnerable.

Also, Kevin Whitehead reviews a new album of ballads from trumpeter Jeremy Pelt.