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More Troubles At Mass. Probation Department05:45

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Just when it seemed it couldn't get worse at the state Probation Department, there are new revelations of alleged corruption within the correction system. The state agency is being investigated for systemic patronage hiring.

We speak to a member of the Boston Globe's Spotlight Team, whose reporting launched the investigation, about how patronage is just one symptom of the apparent dysfunction at the agency.


  • Marcella Bombardieri, Boston Globe reporter

This program aired on July 26, 2010.

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