MetroFocus: December 7, 2021

MetroFocus | December 7, 2021

NEW DOCUMENTARY ON THE NOTORIOUSLY DIFFICULT NY PAROLE INTERVIEW PROCESS

In order for one of the approximately 7,000 people in the New York State Prison system serving a life sentence to be released they must first sit for an interview with the State Parole Board. These interviews are notoriously difficult and are often the sole reason why inmates are not released on parole, despite completing all the other necessary steps. A new short film, presented by The New Yorker, titled, “The Interview,” examines the parole interview process and how it’s gotten much more difficult over time. One of the directors, Jonathan Miller, joins us along with two men featured in the film who went through this parole interview process and now work to help others through it, Mark Shervington and Anthony Dixon.