I hate to say this because it generally requires money (unless you can get the ACLU or a similar outfit involved), but if there is a rogue and power hungry little parole officer abusing his rights without any justification for his actions (perhaps he feels it is his right to inflict additional unofficial sentencing on his own?), the only avenue I see is for him to get a criminal defense attorney involved. That attorney can officially communicate with the supervisor and above, show what has been done by this PO and how he is violating your friend's civil rights, abusing his position for his own purposes, and needs to be removed. If you friend complains on his own, sadly, I see the bureaucracy being lazy and sweeping it under the rug. I feel for him tremendously, particularly since he has worked so hard to improve his situation and put the past behind him.
But someone needs to slap them in the fanny from a legal position, such as suit if need be - and your friend just isn't in the position I am sure, to learn 3+ years of law school in time to learn the law and the procedure and the nuances of whatever is going on. If he does anything, I can see repercussions because the PO may very well be unstable, and if your guys doesn't have an attorney ready to make a stink over it, he may be lost.
It is not fair, particularly when it costs money to hire someone who is a very strong professional in this area - but that is what he needs to do. And in the meantime, document all that is occurring and all conversations,dates, with whom, etc.
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