Federal probation officers strained due to budget cuts

10:42 AM, Sep 14, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, FL -  Due to the continued sequestration of the federal budget, public safety could be jeopardized.

People who are in charge of tracking those accused and convicted of federal crimes are having to cut back on what they do to help those who need treatment and those who need to be checked up on. 

According to the Tampa Tribune,  Chief Judge Anne C. Conway joined 86 other chief federal judges in writing Vice President Joe Biden about their concerns over the effects of sequestration on the courts, including in probation and pretrial services. "Our current staffing level is the lowest has been since 1999 despite significant workload growth during this same period of time," the letter says.

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