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Chief Justice Ireland Backs DeLeo Plan For Probation Reform05:47
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland on Thursday backed legislation that would overhaul the state's scandal-plagued Probation Department — while keeping oversight under the Judicial branch.

Gov. Deval Patrick, meanwhile, has said the department should be moved under the executive branch, setting the stage for a possible power struggle.

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  • WBUR's David Boeri

This program aired on April 21, 2011.

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