Parole and Probation Essay by MrSinator

Parole and Probation
A paper looking into the issues of parole and probation.
# 54217 | 1,566 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper examines how probation and parole are two ways of dealing with an offender without keeping him or her in prison. When an offender is let out on parole, then he or she is being released from prison before his or her full sentence has been carried out. Probation is a program that was offered as an alternative to imprisoning an offender. It examines the probation and parole programs and offers a personal opinion of their efficiency and relevancy in the criminal justice system.

From the Paper:

"Robert James Bidinotto (1994) considers parole and probation to be extensions of the prison program in an excuse-making effort to free up overcrowded prisons. Bidinotto (1994) also believes that parole and probation do not work as alternatives to prison sentences and that there were many unnecessary, repeat crimes by offenders that would have not occurred had the offender been locked away. The prison guards and other prison employees favor probation and parole because it helps to relieve them from the responsibilities of having to watch more prisoners and also reduces the likelihood of injuries to jail and prison employees. Prison employees and court judges would rather see innocent civilians hurt rather than increase the risk of prison riots and injuries within the jails."

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