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Resource ID: #12864
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: KTRK-TV (Houston)
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The Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department is a ninety million dollar a year criminal justice bureaucracy, one of the largest probation departments in the country. A wide ranging investigation exposed lax supervision, non-existent drug and alcohol counseling at a multi-million dollar county facility, suspicious real estate deals, financial mismanagement, secret contracts with politicians. KTRK also documented the use of probationers as personal servants for employees of non-profit agencies who get to use convicted criminals for community service work. (May 15 - 19, 22 - 24, June 6, 7, 14, 20, 22, July 14, 17, 23 - 27, 31, Aug. 16 - 18, 28, 30, Sept. 1, 4, 7, 8 & Nov. 1, 1995)

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