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Old 10-09-2009, 02:21 PM
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I am a student in Missouri and am doing a research project on MA P&P.

I have a few questions and if you can answer any of them, that would be great.

Are probation and parole combined or separate divisions? What's the former title?

What is the organizational structure?

What is the average caseload? Are there specialized caseloads?

What are the supervision levels and contact requirements for each?

What are the assessment tools?

What are your violation reports like and types of recommendations?

Do you have progress reports?

What are the annual training requirements for staff and new staff members?

Do officers prepare their own reports?

Is there personal safety training provided?

Do you carry firearms? Is it optional or required?

What is sex offender treatment like?

How many members are on your board?

What tools are provided to you to better perform your job? (car, laptop, etc)

What are the standard conditions for Probation/Parole?

Is DNA collected on probationers/parolees?

How often do you do substance abuse screenings?

What are the supervision fees?

Do you have a volunteer/intern program?
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I am a student in Missouri and am doing a research project on MA P&P.



Well; good luck with that. Whatever that is...


I have a few questions and if you can answer any of them, that would be great.



I see that 340 people looked at this post and nobody knew the answers. You're in luck; I've got all the answers.. .


Are probation and parole combined or separate divisions? What's the former title?



That's a great question. What grade did you say you were in?



What is the organizational structure?



Well, I don't actually know. I think it's a square. Or maybe a triangle pyramid thingamajigee. One things certain; I will get to the bottom of it.



What is the average caseload? Are there specialized caseloads?



I would say your average inner-city crack head weighs about 90 lbs. Then you've got the heavyloads; corn fed boys... lot's of chicken. The biggest case I've had was a 350 woman actually. She's doing time in the Mens Prison for breaking out of too many womens factilities.

She might have been 400 lbs. Big caseload.


What are the supervision levels and contact requirements for each?



We don't care about their eyesight; wether they have "super-vision" or what not. And we just make em fill out that "contact sheet" when they check in to pacify them while we make them wait. We shred them at the end of every day. The ones we don't pin to the wall that is..




What are the assessment tools?


The courts pretty much do that for us. By the time they get here, we can pretty much assume they've been assessed as unfit for society; so we just keep em all on a tight leash; and try to keep the recidivism rates up.





What are your violation reports like and types of recommendations?



It really doesn't matter what you put in there. The judges don't read it; and everyone knows they did it anyway.

I always recommend the revoke probation; execute sentence. That way my jobs done. Even if they're big and bad; or even big and innocent; it don't matter. I don't wanna see ems agains anyway.



Do you have progress reports?



We get yelled at real good about once a year; with a few flare-ups inbetween that don't last long. Everyone gets real excited about some new something or rather; but it always fizzles out. Same as any job I suppose.


What are the annual training requirements for staff and new staff members?



Slow down there turbo. I passed the test when I came in here. Why don't you just worry about you.



Do officers prepare their own reports?



Well; Yes and No. I mean; we're all photocopying some other officers report that resulted in a successful revocation long time ago. When you get right down to it; all cases can be broken down into one of several templates basically - all resulting in a revocation. So why re-invent the wheel.

But now days; insted of just having to use the photocopier, and cuttin up paper and trying tape it back down so it'll look even and all that.. We just cut and paste on the computer. so i guess someone typed in all those reports after all. The good ones anyways.


Is there personal safety training provided?



well hell yeah. That's pretty much your initiation. They put you in a room with a 3rd striker to do his pre-sentencing interview; and if you survive that you're good.


Do you carry firearms? Is it optional or required?



I do. As a matter of fact; everyone does. We have to take them off in the building so we don't shoot ourselves or the prisoners; so most people just leave them at home. We've got a pretty decent flow of illegal guns and drugs coming through this place; if you need a peice or something to go out and have fun over the weekend; you can usually find an improvised weapon of some sort in the holding chambers.


What is sex offender treatment like?



How did you know about that? I thought that was dismissed.



How many members are on your board?


It's always changing. That's above my pay grade. A bunch.



What tools are provided to you to better perform your job? (car, laptop, etc)



Handcuffs; Mace. Billystick.


What are the standard conditions for Probation/Parole?



Put your Hands UP.
Lie down on the floor,
ON THE FLOOOR!!
You have the right to remain silent or
an attorney will be used against you.

Got IT?

OK.
How do you plead?


... I might have forgotten part of this.



Is DNA collected on probationers/parolees?



No absolutely NOT. We stopped planting evidence when those tests started getting a loooot of people out of jail.


How often do you do substance abuse screenings?



I only drink after work and on weekends and holidays and training.


What are the supervision fees?



Don't be getting ahead yourself. This is my gray train. Get in line.


Do you have a volunteer/intern program?[/quote]



yeah, I think. But I don't know why anyone would do it? You don't get paid.



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Well; good luck with that. Whatever that is...


I have a few questions and if you can answer any of them, that would be great.



I see that 340 people looked at this post and nobody knew the answers. You're in luck; I've got all the answers.. .


Are probation and parole combined or separate divisions? What's the former title?



That's a great question. What grade did you say you were in?



What is the organizational structure?



Well, I don't actually know. I think it's a square. Or maybe a triangle pyramid thingamajigee. One things certain; I will get to the bottom of it.



What is the average caseload? Are there specialized caseloads?



I would say your average inner-city crack head weighs about 90 lbs. Then you've got the heavyloads; corn fed boys... lot's of chicken. The biggest case I've had was a 350 woman actually. She's doing time in the Mens Prison for breaking out of too many womens factilities.

She might have been 400 lbs. Big caseload.


What are the supervision levels and contact requirements for each?



We don't care about their eyesight; wether they have "super-vision" or what not. And we just make em fill out that "contact sheet" when they check in to pacify them while we make them wait. We shred them at the end of every day. The ones we don't pin to the wall that is..




What are the assessment tools?


The courts pretty much do that for us. By the time they get here, we can pretty much assume they've been assessed as unfit for society; so we just keep em all on a tight leash; and try to keep the recidivism rates up.





What are your violation reports like and types of recommendations?



It really doesn't matter what you put in there. The judges don't read it; and everyone knows they did it anyway.

I always recommend the revoke probation; execute sentence. That way my jobs done. Even if they're big and bad; or even big and innocent; it don't matter. I don't wanna see ems agains anyway.



Do you have progress reports?



We get yelled at real good about once a year; with a few flare-ups inbetween that don't last long. Everyone gets real excited about some new something or rather; but it always fizzles out. Same as any job I suppose.


What are the annual training requirements for staff and new staff members?



Slow down there turbo. I passed the test when I came in here. Why don't you just worry about you.



Do officers prepare their own reports?



Well; Yes and No. I mean; we're all photocopying some other officers report that resulted in a successful revocation long time ago. When you get right down to it; all cases can be broken down into one of several templates basically - all resulting in a revocation. So why re-invent the wheel.

But now days; insted of just having to use the photocopier, and cuttin up paper and trying tape it back down so it'll look even and all that.. We just cut and paste on the computer. so i guess someone typed in all those reports after all. The good ones anyways.


Is there personal safety training provided?



well hell yeah. That's pretty much your initiation. They put you in a room with a 3rd striker to do his pre-sentencing interview; and if you survive that you're good.


Do you carry firearms? Is it optional or required?



I do. As a matter of fact; everyone does. We have to take them off in the building so we don't shoot ourselves or the prisoners; so most people just leave them at home. We've got a pretty decent flow of illegal guns and drugs coming through this place; if you need a peice or something to go out and have fun over the weekend; you can usually find an improvised weapon of some sort in the holding chambers.


What is sex offender treatment like?



How did you know about that? I thought that was dismissed.



How many members are on your board?


It's always changing. That's above my pay grade. A bunch.



What tools are provided to you to better perform your job? (car, laptop, etc)



Handcuffs; Mace. Billystick.


What are the standard conditions for Probation/Parole?



Put your Hands UP.
Lie down on the floor,
ON THE FLOOOR!!
You have the right to remain silent or
an attorney will be used against you.

Got IT?

OK.
How do you plead?


... I might have forgotten part of this.



Is DNA collected on probationers/parolees?



No absolutely NOT. We stopped planting evidence when those tests started getting a loooot of people out of jail.


How often do you do substance abuse screenings?



I only drink after work and on weekends and holidays and training.


What are the supervision fees?



Don't be getting ahead yourself. This is my gray train. Get in line.


Do you have a volunteer/intern program?


yeah, I think. But I don't know why anyone would do it? You don't get paid.



I HOPE EVERYONE CAN HAVE A NICE CHUCKLE. I HOPE THIS LIFTS YOUR SPIRITS, IF ONLY BRIEFLY. 2.8 Million Prisoners and counting....[/QUO

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