No Big Problems with "Lite" Parole: Officials

Sunday, Mar 27, 2011  |  Updated 11:00 AM PDT
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No Big Problems with "Lite" Parole: Officials

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It's called nonrevocable parole, but think of it as "parole lite": parole without supervision or serious consequences, and according to the North County Times, officials say it's been successful.

Under the system, those lucky enough to be on the special parole don't live with the threat of being shipped back to prison for a failed drug test or missed curfews. The only way they go back is if they commit a new crime.

A little more than a year after easing up on the threat of returning low-level parolees to prison, the state's top prisons and parole official said he believes the move to nonrevocable parole has been successful.

Read the rest of the story, including how many who qualified for the program returned to prison, from NBC San Diego's media partner, the North County Tmes.

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