Decline in U.S. Probation Population Continued in ’14

The number of adults on probation or parole in the United States continued its long decline through 2014, the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Thursday. An estimated 4.7 million adults were under correctional community supervision on Dec. 31, 2014, down 45,300 offenders from a year earlier. It was the seventh consecutive year of declines,
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