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American Indians struggle in Minnesota's probation system

Published 04/04/2010, Minnesota Public Radio

New numbers show American Indians continue to fare poorly in Minnesota’s probation system. About 12,000 people are sentenced to felony probation in Minnesota every year. Six percent are American Indian. While Indian offenders make up a relatively small part of the Minnesota judicial system, one in five American Indians fail probation and are sent to prison.

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