PAROLE AND EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY Q AND A
What is parole?
It is the conditional release of a prisoner from correctional institution after serving the minimum period of prison 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 Office of the Secretary of Justice.