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May 29, 1910: Judge Frank R. Willis talks to The Times about the success of his program to put criminals on probation instead of sending them to prison. Of the 100 men sentenced to probation, 88 men are holding responsible jobs, seven have broken probation and been sentenced to serve their terms, and five had disappeared, The Times says.
"Three-quarters of the men charged with petty crime come from the ranks of waiters and hangers-on in the cheap cafe and hotels," Willis says.