federal probation Eastern District of Missouri

On Probation
6:24 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Unlikely Secret Weapon: Probation Program Led By Former Felon

Clark Porter, (at left) was once a felon. He's now a probation worker in the same district that once convicted him. Doug Burris (at right) is the Chief Probation Officer in the district.
(via Washington University in St. Louis)

Clark Porter is a social worker at the Federal Probation Office in St. Louis. Once upon a time, he was a violent felon. But he turned his life around and is now helping ex-offenders on probation do the same.

In the second of a two-part series, St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie Bierach reports on a program Porter and a colleague created that’s keeping many ex-offenders out of prison.

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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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