MINNESOTA AIMS TO CAP PROBATION

Minnesota is on track to start capping probation sentences for most felony convictions at five years. It’s a move that advocates say is long overdue. Homicides and sexual assaults would be excluded. Unless the Legislature intervenes, the changes will go into effect in August. University of Minnesota law professor Richard Frase says there’s plenty of research that questions the effectiveness of lengthy probation sentences…

Tag: Frase says for those who don’t fail their probation but still have it hanging over their heads, it can be harder to get a job or a home.