Doug Burris

On Probation
6:26 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Unlikely Secret Weapon: Former Felon Becomes Probation Worker

Clark Porter, once a felon, is now a probation worker in the same district that once convicted him.
(via Washington University in St. Louis)

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.

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.

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