Doug Burris http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Unlikely Secret Weapon: Former Felon Becomes Probation Worker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unlikely-secret-weapon-former-felon-becomes-probation-worker <p>There are thousands of people on federal probation in the St. Louis area. And officials are always looking for ways to keep them from going back to prison, by creating new programs and hiring new people.</p><p>In the first of a two-part series on the federal probation office in the Eastern District, St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie Bierach reports that the office has an unlikely secret weapon.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:26:40 +0000 Julie Bierach 4971 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Unlikely Secret Weapon: Former Felon Becomes Probation Worker