Probation and parole violations—often for technical offenses—are filling OK DOC, and it’s time to do something about it
This session, several bills were introduced that would have helped these issues. Senate Bill 616 would have implemented evidence-based practices such as allowing probationers and parolees to earn time off their supervision if they complied with their terms. The bill would have also created a system of graduated sanctions for those on supervision who violate terms. Utah, Texas and Georgia have shown that swift and certain sanctions, rather than severe sanctions for minor violations, are much more effective and bring better results for public safety. However, this bill and several others failed to pass.
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