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.