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Community Corrections

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Community corrections programs oversee persons convicted of a crime outside of jail or prison, and are administered by agencies or courts with the legal authority to enforce sanctions.

Community corrections include probation — correctional su​pervision within the community rather than jail or prison — and parole — a period of conditional, supervised release from prison.

On this page, find links to articles, awards, events, publications, and multimedia related to community corrections.