Oregon Cutbacks Leave Released Felons Unsupervised

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http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/front_page/1055678201230580.xml Portland has ceased close supervision of nearly half the felons living in its neighborhoods because Oregon's budget crisis has drained money from parole and probation. Each month, the offenders, including a murderer and scores of property and drug criminals, fill out and mail in a one-page form swearing they are being good. That's it. No home visits, urinating in a cup or turning in paycheck stubs-- not even a . . .

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