Probation and parole were designed to protect the community by reducing the incidence of criminal acts by previously convicted persons. As of June 30, 1976, about 92,000 offenders were in federal corrections programs; about 64,000 of these offenders were on probation or parole. A review was conducted of the operations of five probation districts--California Central, Georgia Northern, Illinois Northern, Washington, D.C., and Washington Western--to evaluate how the system was providing supervision and rehabilitation services. A sample of both open and closed probation and parole cases was reviewed.
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