Administrative Office of the United States Courts
The Probation Division of the Administrative Office supervises the accounts and practices of the federal PROBATION offices. However, primary control of probation practices and procedures is left to the district courts served by the probation offices. The Probation Division establishes pretrial services in the federal district courts according to the Pretrial Services Act of 1982 (18 U.S.C.A. § 3152). The pretrial service offices report to their respective courts with information on the pretrial release of persons charged with federal offenses. These offices also supervise criminal defendants released to their custody.
With the Bureau of Prisons of the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, the Administrative Office publishes a magazine entitled Federal Probation. The magazine, issued four times a year, is a journal "of correctional philosophy and practice."
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