North Carolina Cuts Prison Time for Probation Violators, and Costs

September 11, 2014 0 Comments | Posted in Swift Certain Fair Program News

André Duckett, 43, had an unpleasant surprise when he came in to see his probation officer. After missing some previous appointments, he had just failed a drug test, the officer told him, and he was going to spend the next three days in jail.

He was dismayed that day in March, Mr. Duckett said. But in the end he was grateful that his violations had provoked only this sharp jolt.

Read more at the New York Times here.