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Old 01-23-2010, 09:46 AM
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Question Can a parolee be around another felon who isn't on parole?

Can a parolee be around an immediate family member who is a felon, but is not on parole (he's been off of parole for almost 10 years)...?

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Old 01-23-2010, 09:56 AM
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They don't like it, but there isn't much they can do about it as long as everything is legal
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Ask the PO explain the other felon is a family member. Most PO's won't have a problem. But the true answer is Yes they can cause problems whether the felons are related or not.

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No no no they can not have contact with anyone with a felony record or it can violate their parole. If it is a family member they can ask their parole officer for permission but I'd be sure I got it in writing. If they get caught, and you know someone always wants to create some drama in this world and will turn someone in in a hot minute, they don't dare do it. The excuse of "I didn't know they had a felony record" won't fly either. They have to make it their business to know who they are associating with and when it is a relative, no one will believe they didn't know.

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No no no they can not have contact with anyone with a felony record or it can violate their parole. If it is a family member they can ask their parole officer for permission but I'd be sure I got it in writing. If they get caught, and you know someone always wants to create some drama in this world and will turn someone in in a hot minute, they don't dare do it. The excuse of "I didn't know they had a felony record" won't fly either. They have to make it their business to know who they are associating with and when it is a relative, no one will believe they didn't know.

06 - Not associate with anyone you know to have a felony record
OoOoooK... thank you for catching this thread and clarifying that up for me! I will be sure to keep that in mind and tell my husband next time we talk!... He was just wondering, but when his time comes, We'll be sure to speak with his PO about it!
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Its always better to be safe than sorry. As Mom said, make sure you get approval in writing and don't ever give anyone any reason to violate your loved one no matter how ridiculous the rules seem to be. As you will note, there is no time frame indicated on the parole guideline that Mom posted and believe me they will use what they want when they want so never give them a reason. JMO
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In our experience, my husband was real upfront about everything with his parole officer and he did get permission in writing to do some things like go out of state, not be at his residence even though he had a curfew (for a specific period of time for a reason), etc. We found as long as he knew what was going on and was able to contact my husband any time that helped a lot. I'm sure there are a few POs that are just pains in the behind but I think mostly they're just trying to do their jobs and go home with a paycheck just like the rest of us. If we make it real easy on them doing what we're supposed to they make it easier on us. That's just my opinion of course.
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Thanks Mom and Lions. You've both been very helpful!... We're def. going to be as upfront as possible with his PO when he gets out. I'm just doing my homework so we know what to expect!

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yes, that cannot be stressed enough. communication with the p.o. is so very important. in my hunny's case his brother is a felon and has been off parole for many years.

this is what his p.o. told him on the first day when he asked about it. "if your brother calls you are to answer the phone and be short and sweet, but get off the phone as soon as possible. you are not to call him and i don't want you hanging out with him right away."

eventually after a few months, after she got to know him she was okay with occasional phone calls and visits.
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It sounds like it just depends on what was agreed on with the PO because I know a bunch of parolees and probationers in one family who all live in the same house. But to be on the safe side like the others said, "Get it in writing" so there will never be a problem. You could get a stinky PO that could use it to send him back in.
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A Parolee CANNOT associate with ANYONE with a felony record. ESPECIALLY in the beginning. The Parole Officer (Most of them) will enforce the little conditions based on the parolees attitude and problems he has caused.

Communication is key, Parole Officers like communication. They also like to be consulted as you are defering to their authority. In the end remember one important rule..

Your Parole Officer has total and complete control over you, they can at any time revoke you. So I would look at "who" the other guy is and after your loved one is out, judge how much of an ass your PO is...

Tread Carefully.. ESPECIALLY when first getting out.
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I hate to have to disagree but I PERSONALLY know of a parolee that was released into a family home that the sister is a felon (about 20 years back) and there was another family parolee living there and then a family probationer (who is also a felon and was in prison and on parole before being transferred to probation) came to stay. They are all family and specifically use the deceased mothers home for family getting out on parole. If stupid OTIS ever comes back up I am curious to see what their parole restrictions state.

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Ok, I just fooled around on OTIS enough times to get it up long enough to check 2 out of the 4 parole restrictions before it wouldn't work again anymore. The sister one is long gone. Anyways, they both have the #6, no associating with anyone you know is a felon. So I guess they make exceptions for it. Probably way more in the bigger cities I would think. I'm sure it must be in writing and they have GOT to know that they all live there.

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Ok this is all very great and useful information, so I guess, I would just leave it up to the PO to make that determination and I will def. be getting it in writing if they say he may communicate with them. We'd really rather be safe then sorry. Lol.

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Ok, I just fooled around on OTIS enough times to get it up long enough to check 2 out of the 4 parole restrictions before it wouldn't work again anymore. The sister one is long gone. Anyways, they both have the #6, no associating with anyone you know is a felon. So I guess they make exceptions for it. Probably way more in the bigger cities I would think. I'm sure it must be in writing and they have GOT to know that they all live there.
I still have my parole paperwork from when I was released. It DOES say no contact with anyone who is convicted of a felony. However, the PO has discretion. If he/she or whomever just goes ahead and does it on their own they are responsible for the consequences. Better to be safe than sorry. Do what you are supposed to do, and any exceptions that may come up, ask the PO FIRST!
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Do the same rule found in OTIS applies to a parolee who resides in Texas as well?
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PS. I noticed that OTIS was in Michigan only and we live in Texas, I happen to have the same question.
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Do the same rule found in OTIS applies to a parolee who resides in Texas as well?
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PS. I noticed that OTIS was in Michigan only and we live in Texas, I happen to have the same question.
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The laws are different in each state. You should post your question in the Texas section. Try here..... http://prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=56

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