In 2012, the cost of placing an offender in a Bureau of Prisons institution or federal residential reentry center was roughly eight times the cost of placing the same offender under post-conviction supervision by a federal probation officer.
A widely used Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) program may help federal inmates in a Wisconsin correctional facility avoid the consequences of excessive debt and irresponsible credit card use upon their release.
It’s the mission of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officers to assist the federal court in the fair administration of justice, to protect the community and to bring about long-term positive change in the individuals they supervise.
"Bring your body bags," was the message left by an offender on a probation officer’s cell phone. "I’ll kill you and your family," another offender wrote an officer from prison after his probation was revoked.
Judge Robert Holmes Bell, chairs the Judicial Conference Criminal Law Committee, looking at all aspects of criminal law and supporting the work of the federal courts’ probation and pretrial services officers.