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I am letting a friend that is on parole. live on my property

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I am letting a friend that is on parole. live on my property in the mountains. he is on a GPS
tracking device. THe parole officer said the GPS was picking him up on my property. But the parole officer makes him drive 19 miles one way and wait a half hour there. Do they have the right to do this.... IN Tulare County CA

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Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 5 years ago.
What are they making him drive for? What is the purpose?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The Parole officer is not very fourthcoming. the officer said it is what it is

and if he didn't like it move.


To me it seems like they Are trying to make it as difficult as possible.


Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 5 years ago.
Unfortunately, they can make him drive in and sit and wait to report it, do community service, etc. Parole is considered a privilege and not a right and therefore they can set almost any restrictions or requirements on it that they want to. This one isn't that unusual since in some cities it takes that long to get to the office and the wait can be longer than that.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

my question is about the (GPS)

he's going to a gas station 19 miles one way. for the gps signal. he does not meet anyone there. The parole Officer told him in front of me that they had picked up the signal at my place. Are you saying a parol officer has the right to tell you to drive 19 miles for a signal when you get it at the place you are living.

Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 5 years ago.
Yes, a parole officer can basically make a parolee jump through almost any hoops. There is a page at which described the standard conditions but note that it also says some parolees have added conditions unique to them.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

This isn't a condition of parol,

This is something the parole officer wants him to do.

he cannot afford the fuel every day. so if a parole officer told you to drive

around the block 10,000 times you'd have to do it

Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 5 years ago.
A parole officer can set the conditions of parole and if a parole officer tells him to do something it becomes a condition of parole. Look at the 9th item on the list that I gave you the link to.

It states that a parolee is obligated to follow his parole agent's instructions.

I'm sure you understand that I don't make these rules, but I am aware of what they expect and don't expect, I've been involved with a lot of paroles, written articles about it, and attended revocations.