The Norman Transcript

December 26, 2012

Supervised probation down in state


The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma corrections officials are supervising fewer people on probation and parole after a change in the law that lets district attorneys track more of them. The number of people supervised on probation by the Corrections Department has fallen from 30,000 to 20,000 since 2006.

Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie said a 2005 law let felony probation cases be transferred to district attorneys. District attorneys charge probationers $40 per month in fees. The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council said probation supervision fees generated $14 million in the last fiscal year.

—AP

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