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A probationer or parolee that does not "check in" with his or her probation officer within a specified amount of time.

Active Supervision

A type of probation or parole where the client is required to regularly report to a probation or parole officer.

Community Corrections

The supervision of criminal offenders in the resident population, as opposed to confining offenders in secure correctional facilities.

Conditions of Parole

Rules that parolees must follow in order to remain on parole, such as not using drugs and not associating with known felons.

Gagnon v. Scarpelli (1973)

A SCOTUS ruling that enumerated certain due process rights in probation revocation hearings.

Inactive Supervision

A probation (or parole) status where the probationer does not have to report.

John Augustus

A Boston bootmaker that became the "Father of Probation" in the United States.


A type of early release from prison where the offender must abide by certain specified conditions and be supervised in the community.

Parole Officer

An officer charged with the supervision of offenders sentenced to community-based sanctions.


A person who has been released from prison on parole.


The act of taking an offender off of parole or probation and sending them to prison.

Split Sentence

A type of sentence where the offender spends up to half of the sentence outside of prison under community supervision.

Technical Violation

A violation of the conditions of probation or parole.

Work Release Program

A program that allows trusted or closely monitored inmates to leave confinement for the purpose of work, then returning to secure confinement when the workday is complete.