In part one of Global News’ investigation into Ontario’s probation system, chief investigative correspondent Carolyn Jarvis looks at how the lack of monitoring in the system is leaving many criminal offenders free to roam in the community with very few checks from probation officers.
Part two looks at what happens to offenders after they leave a probation office. Probation and parole officers say that after an offender walks out of their office, they sometimes don't know whether the offender is abiding by the rules of their release.
Part three contrasts the relative ease with which provincial offenders can violate their probation and parole orders, with the federal correctional system, where offenders serving sentences in the community are tracked more closely.
The final segment focuses on the reaction of Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, to the news that no one from her ministry is looking for provincial offenders who have violated the terms of their community sentence.
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