A 50 year old convicted criminal who was out on parole, was suspected of stealing a CD from a Ferndale CVS. He was found hiding behind a dumpster according to clickondetroit.com. He was charged with unarmed robbery and bond was set at $10,000. He had convictions that date back to 1980 and include larceny and weapon offenses.
According to Bureau of Justice statistics, parolees numbered 828,169 at the year end of 2008. Nearly 5.1 million adults were under community supervision which equates to about 1 in 45 adults living in the United States. The probation population increased by 36,446 that year.