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January 2011

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The Federal Probation and Pretrial Services System

On September 30, 2010, the number of persons under post-conviction supervision was 127,324, an increase of 2.5 percent over the total one year earlier. The number of persons serving terms of supervised release after leaving correctional institutions rose more than 3 percent and accounted for 81 percent of all persons under supervision. Cases opened in the pretrial services system this year, including pretrial diversion cases, grew nearly 6 percent to 111,507.