Probation

Although it receives little public attention, probation is the leading form of correctional control in the United States. More than half of the people under the control of the criminal justice system are on probation. And while it sounds like a light sentence compared to incarceration, probation often sets people up to fail.

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Punishing Poverty:
The high cost of probation fees in Massachusetts

by Wendy Sawyer
December 2016

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