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Old 06-14-2005, 01:22 AM
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Default Parole Handbook & FAQ By State

Here you'll find links to the parole handbook or FAQ for your state. I was only able to find info for a few states. This page is updated frequently, so if a link no longer works, you don't see your state listed or you find info for a state not listed, please PM me.

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Alabama - Parole Rules & Regulations

Alaska - Parole Handbook

Arkansas - Parole Policies & Procedures Manual

California - Parole Handbook

Colorado - Parole Administrative Rules

Connecticut - Standard Conditions of Parole

Delaware - Rules of the Board of Parole

Florida - Parole Commission Rules

Georgia - Parole Process/Supervision/Conditions

Hawaii - Parole Handbook

Indiana - Administrative Code

Iowa - Administrative Rules of the Parole Board

Illinois - Administrative Rules of Parole

Kansas - Offender Supervision Handbook

Kentucky - Administrative Code of Parole

Maryland - Parole Commission FAQ

Massachusetts - FAQ

Michigan - Admin Rules of Parole (See PART 7 - PAROLE, PARDON, REPRIEVE, AND COMMUTATION)

Mississippi - Inmate Handbook (See General Parole Section)

Missouri - Parole Procedures Handbook, Conditions of Parole Handbook, Revocation Hearing

Montana - Administrative Rules of Parole

Nebraska - Administrative Code of Parole

New Hampshire - Administrative Rules of Parole [See excerpt below in this thread]

New Jersey - Parole Process

New Mexico - Probation and Parole Conditions

New York - Parole Handbook

Nevada - Parole Frequently Asked Questions

Oklahoma - Parole Policies & Procedures Manual

Ohio - Parole Guideline Manual

Pennsylvania - Parole Handbook

Rhode Island - Parole Board Guidelines, Parole FAQ

South Carolina - Probation, Parole & Pardon Code of Law / FAQ

Tennessee - Parole Hearing Brochure

Texas - Parole Handbook / Offender Handbook (See Parole Section) / FAQ

Utah - Administrative Rules of Parole

Virginia - Probation & Parole FAQ

Washington - Administrative Rules of Parole / FAQ

West Virginia - Procedural Rules of Parole Board / Terms and Conditions of Parole

Wyoming - Parole Policy & Procedure Manual

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there isn't one for Virginia...were can i find one?

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Default New Hampshire Rules Of Parole

Below is the an excerpt taken from the New Hampshire Administrative Parole Rules. For the complete parole rules beginning at Part 300 see http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/par100-500.html


Purpose. The purpose of this part is to provide a uniform procedure for the conduct of parole hearings. They shall be followed by all participants in parole hearings.

Scheduling. All inmates shall receive a parole hearing within the 60-day period prior to their minimum parole date. If parole is denied at the initial hearing, the board shall advise the inmate, in writing via a copy of the minutes of the hearing, what the inmate shall be required to do to be granted another hearing.

Waiver. Any inmate may, by written request, waive or continue a scheduled hearing.

Reparole Hearings.

(a) The board shall schedule reparole hearings according to the stipulations set forth by the board at the revocation hearing. Procedures followed at a reparole hearing shall be the same as those used for an initial hearing.

(b) Criteria used by the board to determine if an inmate shall be afforded a reparole hearing shall include:

(1) Safety risks to the community posed by the offender;

(2) Amenability to community supervision;

(3) The time remaining on the inmate's sentence;

(4) Past performance while under community supervision;

(5) Any other factors that indicate another opportunity for parole is in the best interests of the offender and society.

Notice of Hearings. Notice of any scheduled parole or reparole hearing shall be issued by the executive assistant. The executive assistant shall also provide written notice to each inmate scheduled for a hearing.

Commencement of the Parole Hearing. Members of the hearing panel shall commence the hearing by questioning the inmate regarding information in the inmate's prison record. The inmate shall then have the opportunity to respond to these questions, and to make a statement to the board.


(a) The inmate may have family members, friends, professional persons, employers, or other witnesses present to discuss the case with the board, provided their names and relationship to the inmate are filed with the executive assistant. The board shall order removed from the hearing room any witness whose conduct disrupts the parole hearing.

(b) The board shall invite or permit the attendance of any other witnesses, including but not limited to, the county attorney or designee, and chief of police from the jurisdiction in which the offense was committed.

(c) The victim or victim's next of kin if the victim is dead, may speak at a parole hearing, either personally or through counsel.

Conclusion of the Hearing. After the board members, inmate, and witnesses have concluded their questions and/or comments, board members shall make a decision to grant or deny parole.

Reconsideration Hearings. The board shall hold a reconsideration hearing for any inmate previously approved for parole who receives a disciplinary writeup prior to release. At the reconsideration hearing the board shall determine the effect of the disciplinary upon the inmate's release date. The standard setback shall be 60 days for a minor disciplinary and 90 days for a major disciplinary.


Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the criteria that shall be used by the hearing panel to grant or deny parole.

Necessary Condition. Parole shall be considered a privilege, something to be earned rather than automatically given, and any release prior to the maximum term shall be made only upon careful and lawful consideration. An inmate shall not be granted parole unless the board finds a reasonable probability that the inmate will remain at liberty without violating any law and will conduct himself as a good citizen.

Evaluation Criteria. In determining the reasonable probability of success on parole, the board shall consider the following criteria.

(a) The inmate's personality, maturity, sense of responsibility, and any developments in personality which might promote or hinder the conformity to the law;

(b) The appropriateness and adequacy of his parole plan, as determined by the supervising officer during the investigation requested by the board prior to release, including:

(1) The inmate's employment plan, employment history, occupational skills, and past employment stability;

(2) The type of residence, neighborhood, and community in which the inmate intends to live and work; and

(3) The availability of mental health or other rehabilitative services ordered by the board as conditions of parole.

(c) The inmate's history of use of illegal drugs, and habitual and/or excessive use of alcohol;

(d) The inmate's criminal record, including the nature and circumstances of criminal activity, and the recency and frequency of previous offenses;

(e) The seriousness of the confining offense or other committed offenses, including the degree of violence or lack of concern for victims involved;

(f) The degree of remorse or empathy for victims and the attitude of the inmate toward his prior criminal conduct;

(g) The inmate's history of conduct during previous paroles, probation, or other community supervision;

(h) The inmate's conduct within the institution, including, but not limited to:

(1) The disciplinary record during incarceration; and

(2) Evidence of self-improvement through the various institutional programs and, specifically programs which addressed problems or issues that contributed to the inmate's prior criminal activity.

(i) Evaluations and recommendations received by the board from the department of corrections, courts, and relevant social service, mental health, and criminal justice agencies.

(j) The inmate's attitude and conduct during the parole hearing.

Reasons for Denial. The board shall deny parole if, in the judgment of a majority of the hearing panel:

(a) There exists reasonable probability that the individual will not conform to the conditions of parole and/or the laws of the state of New Hampshire;

(b) Continued treatment, mental or psychological care, or vocational or other training within the institution would substantially improve the inmate's capacity to lead a law-abiding life upon release at a future date;

(c) The existence of adverse public concern or notoriety would seriously hinder the inmate's transition to the community;

(d) Existence or pendency of outstanding charges, detainers, or deportation hearing proceedings; and

(e) Lack of a parole plan that meets the criteria

General Conditions

(a) Conditions governing the conduct of a parolee shall be specifically ordered to meet each parolee's needs.

(b) The following conditions shall be imposed for all parolees:

(1) Reporting to the parole officer at such times and places as the officer shall direct, complying with the parole officer's instructions and responding truthfully to all inquiries from the parole officer;

(2) Complying with all lawful orders of the court and the board, and all instructions of the parole officer, including all court orders for the payment of fines, restitution, attorney fees, and child support, and the parole supervision fee.

(3) Obtaining the parole officer's permission before changing residence or employment or traveling out of state;

(4) Notifying the parole officer immediately of any arrest, summons or questioning by a law enforcement officer;

(5) Diligently seeking and maintaining lawful employment, notifying employer of parolee status, and supporting dependents to the best of ability;

(6) Not receiving, possessing, controlling, or transporting any real or simulatedweapon, explosive, or firearm;

(7) Being of good conduct and obeying all laws;

(8) Submitting to breath, blood or urinalysis testing for the presence of illegal or prohibited substances, or providing such other sample for testing as shall be directed by the parole officer;

(9) Permitting the parole officer to visit parolee's residence at any time for the purpose of examination and inspection in the enforcement of the conditions of parole and submit to searches of his person, property, and possessions as requested by the parole officer;

(10) Not associating with criminal companions or such other individuals as shall be ordered by the court or parole board;

(11) Prohibited contacts shall include:

a. Victims;

b. Other parolees or probationers;

c. Other persons known to the board or to the parole officer as having criminal records.

(12) Not illegally using, selling, possessing, distributing, transporting, or being in the presence of controlled drugs, notifying the parole officer of any prescribed medications, and not using alcoholic beverages to excess; and

(13) Waiving extradition to the state of New Hampshire from any state in the United States or any other place and return to New Hampshire if directed by the parole officer, and being responsible for any and all costs, including all travel, in connection with any extradition request or proceeding.

Special Conditions.

(a) In addition to conditions applicable to all parolees, the board shall impose special conditions of parole that address the treatment, supervision, and public safety needs present by each offender.

(b) Criteria used to determine appropriate special conditions shall include:

(1) Treatment recommended by the department of corrections or other competent providers;

(2) The nature of the inmate's confining offense;

(3) The length of incarceration;

(4) Past performance during community supervision; and

(5) Any other factors that enhance the transition of the parolee to the community, or diminish the parolee's threat to society.

Parole Revocation

(a) The board shall consider revocation of parole for any other violations of parole conditions.

(b) the decision to revoke or to return to parole shall be based on the following factors:

(1) Recommendation of the arresting parole officer;

(2) Recommendation from department of corrections substance abuse treatment staff, if the violation involves drug or alcohol use;

(3) The length of time on parole prior to the violation;

(4) Overall performance on parole prior to the violation;

(5) The number and nature of any intermediate sanctions attempted by the parole officer prior to arrest;

(6) The existence of any pending criminal charges or outstanding arrest warrants against the parolee;

(7) The length of time remaining on the parolee's prison sentence;

(8) The parolee's performance during any prior periods of community supervision; and

(9) Any other factors that indicate the probability of success or failure during a subsequent parole.

Warrant. If a member of the board agrees that a violation might have occurred, the member shall issue a warrant for the arrest of the parolee.

Probable Cause. If probable cause is found by the hearings officer, the executive assistant shall then meet with each parolee, and inform the parolee of all rights and procedures related to the parole revocation hearing. The executive assistant and parolee shall complete the "Notification of Due Process Rights at Final Revocation Hearing" form in two copies. One copy shall be given to the parolee, and the other shall be retained by the board.

(a) The "Notification of Due Process Rights at Final Revocation Hearing" form shall stipulate the following due process rights pertaining to the revocation hearing:

(1) The right to receive a written notice of all alleged parole violations, which shall be given to the parolee via a copy of the arrest warrant signed by a member of the board.

(2) The right to appear before the board and address the board at a revocation hearing;

(3) The right of the parolee to call witnesses in the parolee's behalf;

(4) The right of the parolee to confront and cross-examine all adverse witnesses, and review all evidence against the parolee;

(5) The right of representation by counsel and the right to have counsel appointed if the parolee cannot afford to retain counsel; and

(6) The right to receive a written copy of the board's decision, which shall include the decision of the board, and evidence relied upon to reach that decision.

(b) The "Notification of Due Process Rights at Final Revocation Hearing" form shall also specify the following options regarding legal counsel at the parole revocation hearing:

(1) The parolee shall retain private counsel;

(2) The parolee shall appear without legal representation;

(3) The parolee lacks the resources to retain private counsel and requests court-appointed counsel; and

(4) The parolee may elect to waive the right to a revocation hearing with 45 days of arrest, and continue the hearing until appointed counsel is available.

(c) The signature of the parolee on the "Notification of Due Process Rights at Final Revocation Hearing" form shall signify the parolee's understanding of all legal rights related to said hearing.

Basis of Decision. If the board finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the parolee has violated the conditions of his parole and thereafter votes to revoke parole, the parolee shall be committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Corrections. If the board votes to give the parolee another opportunity for parole, the board shall specify the criteria for that hearing. The executive assistant shall send a copy of the hearing minutes to each parolee, within 5 working days after the hearing.
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Know where I can get one for Oklahoma?

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where can i find one for south carolina??

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Old 08-15-2005, 12:26 PM
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I would love to find the rules and regs for Maryland? If any one could pass along a link I would greatly appreciate it! My boyfriend is in MCTC in Hagerstown!

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So that this thread doesn't become too cluttered, if anyone would like me to do a search for a particular state, please PM me. I've already searched all the states, and posted what I've found. However, I do periodically go back to try and find info, and.... Voila! The state has added new information, so if your state is not listed, please PM me, and I will go back to see if I can find something.


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