PAROLE AND EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY Q AND A

What is parole?

It is the release of a prisoner from prison after serving the minimum period of his indeterminate sentence.

 

Who cannot be granted parole?

Generally, those sentenced to a term of imprisonment of one (1) year or less, or to a straight penalty, or to a prison sentence without a minimum term of imprisonment.

 

Who may grant parole to a prisoner?

The Board of Pardons and Parole, an agency under the Department of Justice.

 

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