Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, the reader should be able to:

9.1 State the history and purpose of parole.
9.2 Identify the difference between mandatory and discretionary parole and how they both differ from unconditional release.
9.3 Describe the roles and duties of the parole board and parole board members.
9.4 Explain the issues involved in successful prisoner reentry into the community.
9.5 Compare and contrast halfway houses, house arrest, electronic monitoring, and global positioning devices.
9.6 State the legal challenges faced related to parole.