3 - It happens after an inmate has served time equal to the...

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The different release mechanisms are discretionary release, mandatory release, other conditional release, and expiration release. Discretionary release is the release of an inmate from prison to conditional supervision at the discretion of the parole board within the boundaries set by the sentence and the penal law. It allows the parole board to review the prisoner’s readiness for release within the minimum and maximum terms of the sentence focusing on the nature of the offense, the inmate’s behavior, and his/her participation in rehabilitative programs. Mandatory release is the required release of an inmate from incarceration to community supervision upon the expiration of a certain period, as determined by a determinate-sentencing law or parole guidelines.
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Unformatted text preview: It happens after an inmate has served time equal to the total sentence minus good time, if any, or to a certain percentage of the total sentence as specified by law. The prisoner is conditionally released to parole supervision for the rest of the sentence. Other conditional release is the placement of released convicts under supervision in various community settings; in some states, used to avoid the rigidity of mandatory release. It uses such programs as furloughs, home supervision, halfway houses, and emergency release. Expiration release is thee release of an inmate from incarceration, without any further correctional supervision; the inmate cannot be returned to prison for any remaining portion of the sentence for the current offense....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Penn State.

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