Importance Of Parole And Probation

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My understanding of probation and parole are that while they are used in the criminal justice system, they both are used for different purposes. Probation is generally used for offenders who commit crimes and are put on supervision rather than being incarcerated. While on probation the individual is expected to keep in contact with his or her probation officer and follow strict rules and guidlines. Parole is used for prisoners who have served most of their sentence in prison and then are released to serve the rest of it outside of jail. Like probation, a parolee must also keep in contact with his or her assigned officer and follow the same rules and guidelines.

According to Vera, The Institute of Justice (2013), If you keep
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