New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

By Sam Easter
North Dakota Newspaper Association 

Too big too fast: North Dakota's other housing problem


August 12, 2019

Pat Bohn has spent a long time working in corrections- long enough to climb from a rank-and-file parole and probation officer in the 1990s to a job heading North Dakota's entire parole and probation operation today. He's seen a lot of things change.

Chief among them is a philosophical shift in how North Dakota treats its criminals. Gone are the highly punitive, tough-on-crime ideas of the 1990s. Now, state leaders – from the Legislature to the front offices at the State Penitentiary – have come to embrace ideas they argue help criminals become better neighbors and citizens.

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