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The History of Parole from origin to the presence

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The History of Parole from origin to the presence The concept of parole was first discussed in 1888 in a report generated by the ND State Penitentiary directed to the governor of the Dakota Territory. A few years later, the ND State Penitentiary initiated an early release program for short-time prisoners to the custody of an employer, typically a farmer. The local sheriff returned parole violators to the prison when the employer tired of them, usually after harvest. The ND Pardon Board assumed the duties of paroling authority in 1939. At that time, the Legislature authorized the Executive Branch to hire a staff of one person to manage parolees. Art Vandal was appointed Chief Parole Officer. Mr. Vandal was responsible for the development of the ND parole and probation laws, the supervision of parolees, and the duties of clerk to the ND Pardon Board. Jim Marion was appointed Chief Parole Officer in 1982. He continued the programs put in place by Officer Riedman. The 1989 Legislative Assembly enacted legislation creating the ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation effective July 17, 1989. Officer Jim Marion left the agency when it joined the ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. At that time, the ND Parole/Probation Office under the
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