Parole and Mandatory Release

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Whitney Harney
Whitney Harney

University of Phoenix: CJS 230
University of Phoenix: CJS 230
Parole and Manadatory Release
Checkpoint Week 8
Parole and Manadatory Release
Checkpoint Week 8

“Parole is the release of an inmate, prior to the expiration of the inmate’s court-imposed sentence, with a period of supervision to be successfully completed by compliance with the conditions and terms of the release agreement ordered by the Commission.” (Commission, 2004) Once a prisoner is getting close to the end of their sentence they can be paroled, but do not necessarily qualify. If they are released they are closely watched and if they violate any conditions to their parole they can simply be thrown right back into jail by the Commission. (Commission, 2004) Mandatory release is a date that is set when parole is denied. They calculate it by how much good time the offender is entitled to and how much “extra” good time is earned. If they are on mandatory release they are to treat it just like parole and the felons need to realize that it can be revoked and a warrant can be issued out for their arrest. (United States Department of Justice) Parole and mandatory release differs due to the fact that they cannot deny mandatory release. The prison has to release you if a certain amount of days are served, and parole can be denied at the hearing for the inmate. Parole you also have to be qualified, where mandatory release you do not. The current inmates who have committed a capitol felony murder prior to May 25, 1994 and all inmates who committed capitol felonies, like sexual battery prior to October 1, 1995 are parole eligible. (Commission, 2004) The state of Florida has about 5,900 inmates eligible while other inmates are still under parole supervision. (Commission, 2004) To me there is no better solution to the parole process. They handle it pretty well to the…...

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