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    CA - Parole just got easier in California

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100324/...RidWRnZXRjcg--

    Amid budget crisis, California makes parole easier

    "California's budget crisis and overcrowded prisons have led to a new reality for thousands of convicted felons: Parole is getting a lot easier — no more random drug tests, travel rules or requirements to check in with an officer.
    Restrictions have been relaxed for nonviolent criminals like burglars, drug offenders and swindlers under a new law that aims to shrink the prison population by reducing the number of minor parole violations that send ex-cons back to prison.


    About 24,000 nonviolent ex-cons are expected to qualify for less supervision. The number includes many people already on parole and those expected to be paroled over the next year.

    Nonviolent offenders leaving prison will still be required to register their addresses with the prisons agency, but a state parole officer won't check up on them. Unannounced home visits and searches will be left to local law enforcement, if anyone at all.

    Local law enforcement agencies and community groups are worried. They claim less supervision will lead to a spike in crime, compounding the exact problem state officials are trying to remedy.

    "It's a pretty significant concern from the public safety standpoint," said Cmdr. Todd Rogers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "There's a really good chance these guys are going to go out and caper again....."

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    ummmmmmm jaycee, chelsea and amber say 'HI!' WTF.

    things should be getting better in california, not worse

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    And kbl, like it or not, California is almost always a staging ground for what happens in the rest of the country. It certainly is scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbl8201 View Post
    ummmmmmm jaycee, chelsea and amber say 'HI!' WTF.

    things should be getting better in california, not worse
    What's the problem? I'm sure they'll all promise to be good little boys and girls.

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    thanks guys that makes me feel alot better lol



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