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North Carolina's probation system riddled with problems

A series in The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) raises serious questions about the effectiveness of the North Carolina probation system. The report reveals that, since 2000, 580 people have killed in North Carolina while under probation officer supervision. Outdated computer systems make it difficult to track new offenses by probationers. Problems, such as growing staff vacancies, have received little attention until two high-profile murders were linked to individuals on probation.

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