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Indifference, indolence on work crews

Supervision lacking, some staffers report

Offenders worked at Moakley Park in South Boston last month as part of a $4.2 million community service program, which staffers say accomplishes a fraction of what it could by frequently offering only lightly supervised make-work. Offenders worked at Moakley Park in South Boston last month as part of a $4.2 million community service program, which staffers say accomplishes a fraction of what it could by frequently offering only lightly supervised make-work. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Marcella Bombardieri
Globe Staff / July 25, 2010

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Halfway through the four-hour community service shift on a raw, drizzling morning, the dozen probationers had done only 45 minutes of work, indifferently collecting trash with long pickup tools along a highway exit ramp. (Full article: 808 words)

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