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Past Resources of the Week

ROTW: Profiting from Probation- America's 'Offender-Funded' Probation Industry

Monday, March 10, 2014

This report from Human Rights Watch describes how more than 1,000 courts in several US states delegate tremendous coercive power to companies that are often subject to little meaningful oversight or regulation. In some of these cases, probation companies act more like abusive debt collectors than probation officers, charging the debtors for their services.

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