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Can Parole Board base their decision on your involvement in a prior case when making their decision?

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August 01, 2009 2:46PM

Ostensibly, the parole board reviews the particulars of the case for which the convict is serving, his history of incarceration, his past criminal history and conviction record, family and community support, plans for residence and employment while on parole, plans for psychological treatment while on parole, plans for continuing education while on parole, and victim perceptions. In theory, parole is a money game. Is is a cost assessment between leaving the convict incarcerated and the revenue generated by that vs. revenue the convict can generate for the DOC in the form of fees if he is released.