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Resource ID: #9124
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: Detroit Free Press
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Detroit Free Press reports on parolees from the Michigan Department of Corrections and how only 6.3 percent of convicted felons serve their full sentences, compared to 17 percent nationally; finds that the parole board frequently breaks the law by releasing inmates without jobs or educational plans; finds the easing of prison crowding is a priority over public safety; budget cuts have reduced the number of parole officers and the psychiatric treatment of violent criminals, July 18 - 19, 1992.

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