Probation: Mentoring offered to those making life changes, those who don’t are kept on a short leash

A member of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, center, prepares to administer a field sobriety test to an individual under the supervision of the Mariposa County Probation Department. A deputy probation officer, right, ultimately decided to take the probationer into custody for alleged drug use.In early June, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE was allowed to take a look into the dayto day work of officers from the Mariposa County Probation Department and learn how realignment changed the game for la...

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