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Examining Prosecutor Perspectives and Practices on Probation in Ramsey County

Examining Prosecutor Perspectives and Practices on Probation in Ramsey County

January 29, 2020

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This report examines the role of prosecutors in the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office in influencing the contours of felony probation sentences. The main target of this study was to determine how prosecutors view and influence the length of probation, but the study also included an examination of the other key components of a felony probation sentence, namely the probation type (stay of imposition versus stay of execution) and conditions of probation, as well as the role of prosecutors in the probation violation process.