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A Boston Globe investigation of the state's Probation Department reveals rampant corruption and patronage throughout the parole system. There are a lot of unanswered questions: How did the commissioner gain so much power? Where was the oversight? And what harm do these findings pose for the public?

We discuss the consequences with Globe reporters, a criminologist and the officials calling for an investigation.

This program aired on May 24, 2010.

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