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probation,

method by which the punishment of a convicted offender is conditionally suspended. The offender must remain in the community and under the supervision of a probation officer, who is usually a court-appointed official. In theory, probation is not a form of leniency but is intended for offenders whose rehabilitation can be better achieved by community care than by imprisonment. However, the offender's original sentence remains in force and can be invoked should he violate the provisions of the probation. Probation differs from paroleparole
, in criminal law, release from prison of a convict before the expiration of his term on condition that his activities be restricted and that he report regularly to an officer.
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 in that the latter requires the offender to have served a portion of his sentence in an institution. The first law in the United States that established the essentials of a modern probation system was enacted in Massachusetts in 1878; in 2010 some 4 million people were on probation in the United States.

probation

1. a system of dealing with offenders by placing them under the supervision of a probation officer
2. on probation
a. under the supervision of a probation officer
b. undergoing a test period
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The Parole and Probation Office, under the Department of Justice, in Tagaytay City has yet to grant the petition for probation but Jorlan Torrequinada, Victor Equiza and Simfroso Salazar had already been released from detention after posting a P20,000 bail each in July.
One month ago, my school terminated my contract saying that my performance was not as per their requirement and that this termination was within the probation period.
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Those of us who work in criminal justice cannot go long without hearing questions such as "When are you folks going to reform your probationary strategy?" We are heartened somewhat by the meme shifting from "mass incarceration" to "probation reform", yet many of us pause and ask ourselves what is broken about probation?
The functions of executing punishments without isolation from society, compulsory measures of criminal law impact, probation supervision and control over convicts released on parole from penal institutions from January 1, 2020 will be assigned to the newly created probation department under the Justice Ministry of Kyrgyzstan.
Summary: Also, an employee cannot be on probation under the same employer for more than once.
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Richard Burgon MP, Labours Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the governments announcement on probation, said:
THE Supreme Court has given its go signal for the rearrest of the convicted killers of US Marine George Anikow, who had earlier managed to evade serving their four-year jail sentence after a trial court granted them a three-year probation.
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Cook County Health and the Office of the Chief Judge are expanding their efforts to reduce the prevalence of opioid addiction in the Adult Probation Department in Cook County.
In many Western countries offenders can be placed under probation supervision.