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Parole Board Rules

The parole board may have a large set of rules to govern and overlook the parole process. These rules may help the board of probation and parole to decide who may be granted parole and who may be denied. These set of rules also determine what an individual, who is on parole may be allowed to do and what may constitute parole violation. It is important for individuals who are on parole to know the different parole board rules. Given below are common questions about the parole board rules asked by people.

Can an individual send a statement of the parole board to an inmate so that they can have the statement with them during the board hearing?

In most situations, if the inmate has a lawyer, it may be better to send the parole board’s statement to the lawyer. The lawyer may know how to use or present the statement at the hearing. However, if the inmate does not have a lawyer, the individual may send it to the inmate directly.

What parole board may an individual apply to if they live in one state, and was convicted in a different state and is serving jail time in a Federal Camp of a third state?

According to parole board rules, if the individual is serving time for a federal conviction, this individual can apply to the United States Parole Commission. If the individual is in a Federal Camp for a state conviction, this individual can also apply to the Parole Board in the state where the conviction occured.

Can the parole board decide who the parolee can see or talk to when they are on parole?

According to the Parole Board rules, the Board of Probation and parole has the right to decide who the parolee can see or talk to when they are still on parole. In some situations, this decision can all depend on whether the individual who the parolee is in contact with is related to their same crime or not.

Can the parole board of Michigan add a new condition on the parole after it has been granted?

The parole board rules may differ from state to state within the United States. In some states like Michigan, the parole board may be able to add any conditions on the individual’s parole even after it has been granted.

Can an individual appeal the decision of a probation and parole board in West Virginia?

An individual may not be able to appeal the decision of the probation and parole board in West Virginia. However, he/she may write letters to the parole board requesting them to re-evaluate their decision if parole has been denied.

Does an individual have the right to know when and where his/her parole hearing is?

As per the rules of the parole board, an individual may have the right to know when and where his/her parole hearing will be held. In most situations, it may be held in the place where he/she is serving parole.

Is it necessary for an individual who reports a person who is on parole to appear before the parole board?

In most situations, if the individual is subpoenaed as a witness, he/she may have to appear before the parole board to testify against the person they reported to the parole board. However, if the parole board has other evidence against the individual, he/she may not be required to go to the parole board.

It may not be easy to understand the different rules of the parole board on your own. Parole board rules may vary from state to state. You may get confused and frustrated trying to find out about the various parole board rules that apply to you. You can ask an Expert if you need more information on parole board rules.
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