Probation or Parole Sharking, Now Registry Sharking
The officials practicing it might see the same penalties as loan sharks.
This is a game several parolees and probationers have told me about. A remedy should be included in any reforms.
Three months before release, the authorities find a violation. Example? Mother's vacuum cleaner is in the trunk of the car. It is not stolen. It is borrowed, with permission, to clean the house. This violation results in a $3500 fine, an extension of 5 years, and impounding of the car and of the vacuum cleaner. The latter is not returned to the mother. There is no legal recourse. The penalties are without any hearing.
Update (4-17-17). Registry Sharking. Article here.