NY Judge Laments Anti-Recidivism Program's Likely Demise

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT) -- A relatively new federal program that pairs criminals convicted of fraud and money laundering, among other offenses, with judges in hopes of reducing recidivism rates looks like it will fall victim to spending cuts before it has a chance to take flight, a senior federal judge told Law360 on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Harold Baer will see his second class of former inmates in the Supervision Opportunities to Advance Reentry program — or SOAR — fly the coop at the end of this month but lamented...
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