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Letter: Amazing politics protects parolees

Published on February 24, 2009, in Corrections.

As a former member of law enforcement, I am outraged by the decision by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation administration that allows hundreds of parolees in Northern California to go unsupervised by parole officers.

Administrators have ordered parole supervisors to “waive” contact requirements for felons convicted of domestic battery, weapons charges and many offenders also have mental illnesses.

Why? (Because) there aren’t enough parole officers on staff to supervise the present parolee population and administrators will not allow supervisors to authorize parole officers to work overtime to supervise the additional parolees…