Mass Probation Department

Lawmakers Weighing Mass. Probation Dept. ChangesMassachusetts' top judge and Gov. Deval Patrick's public safety secretary are pushing two very different proposed solutions for overhauling the state's beleaguered probation system.
Mass. Court Orders Shake-Up Of Probation Dept.Massachusetts highest court is ordering a massive shake-up of the state's probation department after an independent review revealed what the justices described as a system of "abuse and corruption" in hiring practices.