Added by Acts75th Leg.
The supervising officer shall pursue parole violation reports on all new arrests officers may use discretion for non-assaultive simple misdemeanor offenses when not similar to the original chargewhen the offender has absconded, when there is a threat to the safety of the community or an individual, and when repeated technical violations of parole conditions come to the attention of the supervising officer.
The supervising officer shall consider intermediate sanctions and all other alternatives to revocation whenever possible and shall utilize parole revocation only when necessary. The supervising officer shall complete a Preliminary Parole Violation Information PPVI within five 5 calendar days of obtaining knowledge that a serious violation has occurred.
The severity of the violation may require the supervising officer to submit the PPVI immediately.
Violation of any federal or state laws exceptions are non-assaultive simple misdemeanors. Any violent or assaultive behavior. Possession, control Parole violation report use of any firearm, imitation firearms, explosives, or weapons defined in federal or state statutes.
When there is a serious threat to the safety of the community or to an individual. Sale, possession, continued or problematic abuse, transportation, or distribution of any narcotic or other controlled substance by a parolee.
A parolee whose whereabouts is unknown and has been unavailable for contact for 30 days, or reliable information has been received indicating that the parolee is taking flight or absconding. When the offender has committed numerous technical violations and the officer and supervisor believe that supervision has lost all meaning and purpose.
The officer or supervisor has the authority to dispose of any other parolee misconduct not required to be reported as noted above. Revocation proceedings shall not be initiated for failure to meet financial conditions which are not included in the parole agreement.
Supervising officers may use discretion in handling all other technical violations not listed in section one 1. These violations need to be addressed by invoking intermediate sanctions. The supervising officer should be creative in determining intermediate sanctions to fit the severity of the violation.
All violations and the intermediate sanctions used shall be documented in Generic Notes and the case plan, if applicable. While prison recommendations are not generally made for offenders whose violations are entirely technical, there are some situations in which officers may recommend it.
The following issues are considered when determining whether prison is a reasonable response to violating behavior: The characteristics of the offender, this includes their criminal history and risk level.
The nature of the original offense. The behavior is identified as a risk factor for that offender. The behavior becomes a facility management problem in a residential facility, disrupting services to other offenders.
The behavior is willful, blatant and reoccurring, with the offender defiantly refusing to abide by non-negotiable terms of the supervision agreement. Intermediate sanctions shall be considered to the extent that public safety is not endangered and the possibility of successful community adjustment exists.
The following are examples of technical violations, which can be addressed through intermediate sanction. They include, but are not limited to: Positive urinalysis or breathalyzer tests. A new arrest for non-assaultive simple misdemeanor s.
Offenders who are unemployed, but who are capable of gaining and maintaining employment.
The following are examples of intermediate sanctions that can be used. Intermediate sanctions need to be approved by supervisor for appropriateness. Addition or modification of existing parole conditions.
Increased reporting frequency imposed on the offender. Placement at a residential or Work Release facility.Parole FAQ's Abstract: PAROLE FAQ'S What are the first steps of the parole hearing process?An offender admitted to the Department of Correction, for a sentenced period of more than 2 years, is required to participate in the Parole Orientation Program.
Shortly after sentencing, the offender will meet with members of DOC, in conjunction with a member from the Board of Pardons and Paroles (BOPP). There is no question that the up front costs of the death penalty are significantly higher than for equivalent LWOP cases. There also appears to be no question that, over time, equivalent LWOP cases are much more expensive - from $ to $ million - than death penalty cases.
(1) A parole agent or other representative of the Department of Corrections shall submit a parole progress / violation report to the Board when an incident occurs that may constitute cause to modify the conditions of or revoke parole, including. How Parole Works in Georgia.
Parole is the discretionary release of an offender from confinement, after he has served part of his sentence, under continuing State custody and supervision and under conditions which, if violated, permit his re-imprisonment. A parole violation carries it's own penalties, and if a separate crime was committed then the penalties for that crime will likely be included in the punishment.
Probation violation occurs whenever someone who has been sentenced for a crime breaks the conditions of their probation. You can report suspected violations by speaking to that person's probation officer or by calling the police.