Essay On Probation And Parole

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PROBATION MODEL LEX SPRINGER C.O.S.T.A.T.T Parole Model Parole is defined as the provisional release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions prior to the completion of the maximum sentence period. The word parole originated from the French which meant "voice" or "spoken words". This has come to mean an offenders promise to act as a law abiding citizen according to rules and regulations in exchange for release. Essentially parole means that the offender is released from prison prior to the expiry of his or her entire sentence of imprisonment to serve the remainder of the sentence in the community under the supervision of the parole officer, subject to specific conditions that must be complied with. The New Horizon Parole Board has a vision to enhance the safety of the…show more content…
Obviously, the worst thing that you can do on probation or parole is to be convicted of a new offense, and accordingly, your punishment will usually be more harsh for new criminal offenses than for technical violations. Technical violations of probation or parole entail violating the rules of probation, without actually being charged with a new criminal offense. Some of these rules are not crimes at all, while others are in a grey area. Common technical violations include 1) failure to report for probation appointments, 2) testing positive for illegal or non-prescribed drugs, 3) consuming or possessing alcohol, 4) changing residence without prior approval from Probation, 5) failure to maintain employment or stay in school without a valid explanation, 6) failure to attend drug and alcohol treatment, and 7) failure to make payments towards fines and court costs. A lot of times, probation officers will overlook a few technical violations, but when they continue to accumulate, the probation officer has no choice but to inform the Parole Board and file a violation
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