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Intensive Supervisory Probation

Policy shifts away from the use of incarceration in response to prison overcrowding have resulted in increased numbers of offenders being supervised in the community. A number of responses have been developed to help provide agencies the tools they need to handle this increase. One of these responses is intensive supervisory probation (ISP), a supervision protocol in which probationers are managed under more restrictive requirements than those employed for lower risk probationers.

There are several terms that are used to refer to the subject of this entry. These include, but are not limited to, intensive probation supervision, intensive supervision probation (or parole) (ISP), and intensive supervision programs (ISP). For consistency and clarity, this entry refers only to intensive supervisory probation, though the term applies to both ...

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