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Parole and Mandatory Release 1 Parole and Mandatory Release CJS / 230
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Parole and Mandatory Release 2 Parole is a conditional release granted to convicts after serving a portion of his or her sentence in prison. Early release is determined by authorities and conditions are established to reintegrate the convict into society as a productive citizen. Parole serves as a motivational tool for convicts in changing behavior and transitioning into a positive member of the community. These conditions are usually guidelines such as, checking in with the authority and participating in treatment and/or other determined programs. “The three most prevalent forms of release – discretionary parole, mandatory parole, and expiration of sentence – account for approximately 85 to 90 percent of all discharges from prison annually.” (Foster, 2006, p. 415). The difference between parole and mandatory release is the determining factor of granting release from prison. Discretionary parole is determined by a parole board as
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