No supervision equals more crime (duh)

Feb 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Realignment

blivetThe Chief Probation Officer in LA County, Jerry Powers, has said that about 15,000 AB109 clients have been released into the community with zero supervision and that this is very likely to result in an increase in crime.  (Do you think?)

The article linked here from the LA Daily News today says that Powers is “very concerned” about the issue.  His department has been, at least theoretically, responsible for about 20,000 probationers and about 16,000 persons in actual custody who would have, under the previous law, gone to the state slammer.

The article is not too long and is very much worth the read.  Thanks to Caroline for the link.

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One Comment to “No supervision equals more crime (duh)”

  1. bulldogger says:

    Gee LA probation is not supervising their parolees? That dept was inept before AB109. Probation in its current form has never worked. Most parolees had a grant of probation at some point in their criminal careers and still ended up in prison. Probation is usually the first step into the justice system so they are tasked to prevent further criminal behavior. The chief probation officers assoc touted how they were better at this job than parole but couldn’t explain the high numbers of their former probationers being in prison. Of course they would cry they didn’t have enough money boo hoo join the club. My wife retired as director with a probaion dept so I know what goes on.