Conditions of Parole
We've received a few questions asking about the different conditions that can be placed on a person when they are released on parole. Keep in mind that each case is different and there can be other, case specific conditions than the ones listed below.
Below is a list of the standard conditions of parole. We cannot answer specifically what conditions apply to a parolee because each case is different. However, the list should provide a general idea of the typical parole conditions:
- Report regularly to parole officer;
- Obtain permission in advance for any travel out of a county;
- Submit to random searches of their homes, cars and persons (including blood, urine and saliva testing, for disease, drugs or other contraband);
- Obey all laws;
- Refrain from using, buying or selling alcohol or illegal drugs;
- Avoid certain people, such as victims, witnesses, gang members or persons with criminal records;
- Pay money for court-ordered restitution; and
- Attend classes or counseling sessions, such as court-ordered drug or alcohol treatment classes or anger management classes.
Additional pre-determined conditions which can may be applied to a parolee:
- Condition E – Mandatory participation in Education or Vocation programs
- Condition I – To inform any potential employer of offender's criminal history if the offender will be employed in a position of financial responsibility.
- Condition Z – Parolee is not to enter a specified county
- Condition C – Parolee cannot conduct certain financial transactions due to a conviction for theft or fraud or who have a propensity for theft or fraudulent criminal behavior.
- Condition P – Parolee is to participate in psychological or psychiatric evaluation or a mental health treatment program.
- Condition M -Parolee must obide by the laws for Sex Offender Registration and DNA Submission.
- Condition R – Parolee must pay restitution
- Condition S- Parole must abide by laws of substance abuse treatment and testing
- Condition T- Parolee is on electronic monitoring
- Condition V- Parolee must avoid and have no contact with the victim
- Condition X- Parolee is required to register as a sex offender, enroll in a sex offender treatment and obey all other requirements for sex offenders. (Note that this condition was severely restricted by the courts recently,)
- Condition N- Parolee is prohibited from using the internet (usually applied to certain sex offenders but can also be applied in other circumstances such as internet fraud)
Parole Conditions and the Importance of Not Violating
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Conditions of Parole
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