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In this photo taken March 12, 2010, Steven Rock is seen at the American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center in Minneapolis. Rock, 26, of Minneapolis failed his first stint on probation and was sent to prison. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Rupa Shenoy)

American Indians struggle in Minnesota's probation system

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Steven Rock says there's nothing his first probation officer could have done. He wasn't going to listen.

"She was never hard or anything; she just wanted me to succeed, but I was too hardheaded," Rock said.


Both of Rock's parents grew up on the White Earth Indian Reservation. They moved to Minneapolis, and Rock grew up on the city's south side.

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