$2.5M plan to patch N.C. probation system
By Sarah Ovaska and Anne Blythe
RALEIGH, N.C. — State probation officials outlined a plan Tuesday to spend $2.5 million to help fill cracks in a system whose failures have been highlighted this year by several high-profile homicides.
Nearly 70 percent of the money would go to creating 26 new positions — 20 new probation officers and six new supervisors, Theodis Beck, secretary of the state Department of Correction, told legislators.
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