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Probation violations will result in swift and certain penalties

Probation violations will result in swift and certain penalties

first_imgOfficials 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.In the past, corrections officers had few options when dealing with violations. Now state law says minor violations — including failing drug tests, not reporting to officers or not going to treatment — will send offenders to jail for one to three days. After that, violations will be handled like they were in the past, with the possibility of more jail time.Officials say the update should save the Department of Corrections money and will help shape offenders’ behavior to be more compliant and ultimately successful.“The more people can predict the consequences of their actions, the more quickly they follow the rules of their probation,” said Selena Davis, DOC spokeswoman.Shorter time in jail also means offenders can keep their jobs and housing while in jail.“If you put (offenders) in for long periods of time, you can destabilize them,” said Gelinda Amell, who supervises corrections officers from the west Vancouver DOC office. Officers try to help offenders be successful in their release, she said.Clark County Jail Chief Jackie Webster says the changes could take an estimated $2 million of revenue out of the jail per year. She’s not sure what that will mean for her facility.last_img read more