Probation: Criminals Do Not Go To Prison

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Probation CJS 230 October 31, 2010 Lisa Nash Probation Probation as a sentence, this is where criminals do not go to prison, they either serve a short time in a city or county jail, then go back out on the streets with the understanding that they have to report in to a probation offices on a set schedule. After a criminal’s arrest, processed, and gone to court for their crime, the judge sentences them to a short jail term and or X amount of time either either supervised or unsupervised probation. After the judge sentences the criminal to probation, the criminal begins a long journey of classes and repayment plans to pay for his or her injustices, along with a payment to the probation officer themselves. In the year 2000, 41…show more content…
Half of all the parole agencies had a hand in helping releace criminals fron prison and into the parole programs, along with setting up the parole conditions and revocations hearings for these criminals. Up to sixteen percent of the high risk criminals on parole were re-incarcerated for failing a drug test. This report used the Census of Parole Supervising Agencies, from 2006. The Census detailed the number of parolees and criminals on probation from different states. (Bonczar,…show more content…
Meaning that as long as the people on probarion can follow the rules and regulations and want to go straight, then this program will work as it was designed, to asure the American people that the criminal has changed his or her ways and wants to be a productive member of socity. Although, I think there are a few bad apples out there that tack advantage of the system and get released in to the parole/ probation system that are just trying to get away with another lie or misdeed, so that they can contenue their life of crime and not have to work like everyone else to have a good life. References: Allen J. Beck, P. T. (2001, October 3). Trends in State Parole, 1990-2000. Retrieved October 31, 2010, from BJS: Bureau of Statistics: Bonczar, T. P. (2008, August 3). Characteristics of State Parole Supervising Agenciesw, 2006. Retrieved October 31, 2010, from BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics: Thomas P. Bonczar, L. E. (2009, December 9). Probation and Parole in the United States, 2008. Retrieved October 31, 2010, from BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics: Wilson, T. H. (2002, October 1). Reentry Trends in the United States. Retrieved October 31, 2010, from

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