Probation Violations Will Result in 'Swift and Certain' Penalties
Officials say a new Department of Corrections system should help offenders on probation be more successful and will save money.
The system uses "swift and certain" sanctions for those who violate terms of their probation, meaning immediate but short trips to jail.
According to a report published by the Pew Center on the States, people on probation in Hawaii's program were "55 percent less likely to be arrested for a new crime, 72 percent less likely to use drugs, 61 percent less likely to skip appointments with their supervisory officer and 53 percent less likely to have their probation revoked."
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