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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”.

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