Parole Is The Choice Of Parole Essay

726 Words Nov 2nd, 2014 3 Pages
1. Parole is conducted differently in each state (Latessa & Smith, 2011). Parole is also an important part of reentry into the community for offenders (Latessa & Smith, 2011). There are a number of factors that influence parole boards’ decisions to grant parole to an inmate. Good behavior of offenders during their incarceration time is one factor. A second factor is the jobs an offender does during their time in prison. Another factor based on the state the offender is incarcerated in has a requirement of a certain amount of time served before that offender is even considered for parole. Another factor taken into account is the seriousness and type of crime the offender committed in the first place to be incarcerated. One factor that influences parole boards’ decision to grant parole is the probability of recidivism for the offender. Another factor is when offenders are almost through with completing their sentence which helps the offender now turned parolee by integrating them back into society and allowing for a period of supervisory control. A third factor is the offenders actual length of time served, if the offender has served a very long time a parole may grant them parole. Another factor taken into account is the maturation of an offender and how that offender’s behavior has changed since committing the crime they are incarcerated for.
There are also a number of factors that influence parole boards’ decisions to deny parole to inmates. One factor is if inmates have…

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