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Resource ID: #17572
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: WKYT-TV (Lexington, Ky.)
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Date: Nov. 13-14

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A WKYT-TV investigative series reveals that many convicted and sentenced criminals in Lexington are "walking away from prison time," as their cases end up in probation or parole. The story reveals that judges address the problem as a "necessary evil to prevent ... the overcrowding of jails and prisons...." It also shows how, because of shortage of staff, probation officers often fail to keep tabs on most probationers. The reporters have been able "to hit pay dirt a couple of times as people charged with crimes like trafficking in cocaine, armed robbery and rape were probated."

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