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Parole

the conditional release of prisoners before they complete their full sentence. Paroled prisoners are supervised by a public official, usually called a parole officer



Remember some states combine probation and parole together under one agency responsible for supervision of the offender.

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History of Parole

•1830’s: Australia: Foundationally: Alexander Maconochi: Superintendent of the Norfolk Island penal colony. He allowed inmates to work towards their release.

•He was an ex-British Naval officer and geography professor.

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Unconditional Release

An inmate is released from prison having completed their entire sentence. They are released unconditionally with no parole.

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Discretionary Parole

Parole granted at the discretions of a parole board for selected inmates who have met the criteria (set forth by the parole board),

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Mandatory Parole

•Automatic parole after a set period of time.

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Parolee Recidivism

•Approximately two-thirds (67.8%) of released prisoners were arrested for a new crime within 3 years of their release. More than three-quarters (76.6%) were arrested within 5 years of their release.

•Within a five year period 76.6% of released prisoners were arrested again for a new crime.

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Parole Board

A panel of (qualified) people who decide whether an offender should be released from prison on parole after serving at least a minimum portion of their sentence as prescribed by the sentencing judge.