What is probation?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales explains the definition of probation, a set amount of time you have to serve after your sentence where you must check in with a probation officer. This is decided at the time of sentencing.

    Host: What is probation?

    Ed Bales: Probation is a period of time that you serve usually after your sentence. It's a time frame that the court distinguishes when you are sentenced and it's a period of time that you usually will report to a probation officer.