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'Wake-Up Call' About A Broken System: New Study Shows Failings Of Probation, Parole

The nationwide analysis has concluded that probation and parole violations amount to nearly half of admissions to state prisons. The majority of those violations were minor infractions.

Nearly half the people admitted to state prisons in the U.S. are there because of violations of probation or parole, according to that highlights the personal and economic costs of the practice.

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