Monticello Live

Monticello's Daily News

Edward Jones Cablevision

Search

CLASSIFIEDS

OBITUARIES

SCHOOL LUNCHES

LOCAL WEBSITES

Pines Broadcasting Company

Pines Broadcasting Company

O’Fallon Vet

0'Fallon Vet

Market Place

The Market Place

Commercial Bank

Baker’s Electrical

Baker's Supply

Union Bank 1

Scripture Of The Day

Scripture Of The Day

Dan’s Truck & Tire

Dan's Truck & Tire

Sheilla Lampkin

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Farmer’s Insurance

Mosquito Beach

Prime Lending

Secure Storage 2

Holiday Inn Express

Western Sizzlin’

Western Sizzlin'

Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)

Corner Express

Head of the Class

South Arkansas Business Solutions

Ray’s

LifeShare No Date

Phone Book

Phone Book

Razorback Body Shop

Razorback Body Shop

Walmart

Lucky’s Of Monticello

Gibson & Keith

Queen City Furniture Co.

Queen City Furniture Co.

Time & Temp

Time and Temperature

LA Graphics

LA Graphics

NorthSide Baptist Church

Northside Baptist Church

Arkansas AG

War Eagle Boats

State Farm David Funderburg

A.J. Huffman

Seark Sod Farm

Problems Presented by Parole / Probation Program Plague Court Precedings

March 1st, 2013 by

Drew County currently does not have an active parole / probation case officer dedicated for the county’s offenders. Currently, officers designated for other counties are covering Drew County, on top of their regular responsibilities. 

When questions about probation case in Circuit Court Monday, Judge Gibson said that was under the impression the each officer had a maximum case load of 25.  Court testimony later reflected that total has been increased up to 60.

However, due to turnover by officers who have left the dept.,  a single parole/probation may now be required to manage up to 90 criminal offenders at a time.

This understaffing causes a fill-in officer (not personally familiar to cases) to represent the dept. on most circuit court days.

Officers in the Dept. of Community Punishment (its official name) are dedicated law enforcement officers, who make home visits, as well as office interviews.  They are regularly required to appear in courtrooms across the judicial district, as well as maintain in depth records of the assigned cases.  However, just like the rest of the prison system, their files and calenders also suffer from “overcrowding”.

Choose another article

Newer article: Drew Central Senior Named as National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Older article: Happy Birthday, Drew

Leave a Reply

WEATHER FORECAST

Weather in Monticello
Today Friday
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 10:00 PM CDT on April 24, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
81°/54°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 10:00 PM CDT on April 25, 2014
Partly Cloudy
79°/50°

Farm Bureau

Southern Quality Construction

Larry & Lance Kling

Bone’s Auto Parts

Bone's Auto Parts

Reggie’s Lock & Key

Reggie's Lock & Key

Union Bank 2

Dan’s Towing

Dan's Towing

Immanuel Baptist Church

Clearview

Cass Martin Realty

Cass Martin Realty

SEEMS

City Drug

City Drug

4. DMH Home Health

Ryburn’s

Cedar Hills Apartments

Eubanks Chiropractic

Arkansas Carpet

Arkansas Carpet

Drew Outdoor & Casual Wear

Drew Outdoor & Casual Wear

Rob’s Rims & Tires 1

Rob's Rims & Tires

First Presbyterian Church

$100 Monthly Prize

$100 Monthly Prize for News Tips

Booth 7B

Booth 7B

AM Rental & Sales

Cash Saver Food Outlet

Cash Saver

Mt. Tabor

Life Share

Ray Ryburn Real Estate

Custom Wireless

Monticello Animal Clinic

Monticello Animal Clinic

Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC

Jones Custom Backhoe Service LLC

Coin Collectors

The Guest House

The Guest House

Markle’s Radiator

Markle's Radiator

Greenscape Nursery

Greenscape Nursery

Mullis Insurance

Sammy Mullis Insurance

Tiner’s