More Federal Prison Releases Strain Probation Officers

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Some 5,500 federal probation officers oversee 180,000 convicted people. The push for shorter prison sentences is putting more work on the force, federal officials say, raising concerns that critical details might be missed that could prevent relapses among a high-risk population, reports the Wall Street Journal. Since 2010, 14,100 people have been freed early because of changes in . . .

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