Note that Chicago Tribune David Mendell reporter says the yard stick being used to measure success is the percentage of those on probation arrested.
The rumor mill says that parole agents have been advised not to find prisoners who go through Sheridan’s program in violation of their probation.
I don’t know if that is accurate, but, if it is, the reporter might find a different perspective.
“…total arrests of parolees had fallen 23 percent over those three years,” is the official line.
I wonder what anonymous parole officers would say.