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Resource ID: #28870
Subject: Criminal Justice
Source: Samantha Melamed, Dylan Purcell, Jessica Griffin and Chris A. Williams
Affiliation: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: October - December 2019

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A failure by Pennsylvania lawmakers and court leaders to set rules around probation and parole has resulted in a broken system where the number of people under supervision has spiraled out of control, violations have nearly doubled over the past decade, and even minor violations can result in lengthy terms in state prison, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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