Op-Ed: Stop Putting People in Prison for Small Parole and Probation Rule Violations

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Op-Ed: Stop Putting People in Prison for Small Parole and Probation Rule Violations

June 17, 2020 | by David Muhammad and Vincent SchiraldiLos Angeles Times

Police departments across the country are being scrutinized as citizens continue to demand an end to police brutality. However, according to the criminal justice experts who authored this opinion piece, those calling for change are overlooking a set of officers who help to maintain mass incarnation and the dramatic racial disparities seen in our prison system: parole and probation officers. See examples of the problem, the numbers, and recommendations in the full article.