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In Canada, criminals are entitled to parole after serving only one-third of their sentence. Virtually all prisoners, with several exceptions including murderers, are released after serving two-thirds of their sentence. The government has proposed a new law that would create a special category of inmates based on whether they had committed crimes involving violence or drugs. Such criminals would be subject to additional detention if the Correction Services judges them highly likely to reoffend. Currently, 27% of prisoners who are released commit another crime within 2 years of release. Among those who have reoffended, 41% would have been detained under the new law, whereas 31% of those who have not reoffended would have been detained.
a. What is the probability that a prisoner who would have been detained under the new law does commit another crime within 2 years?
b. What is the probability that a prisoner who would not have been detained under the new law does commit another crime within 2 years?



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