Conditions of Probation or Parole
Conditions of Probation and Parole
Parole and Probation are alternatives used in the Justice System instead of incarceration. Theses alternatives not only help keep the offender out of prison, but help with over crowding and cost within the system. Both are very much similar in many ways, the offenders are supervised, either by a Parole Officer or Probation Officer. Offenders are given a set of guidelines and rules and are expected to follow. These conditions are given to the offender to maintain a life style free of crime. Parole is given to offenders after being incarcerated, going up before a Parole Board or a Mandatory Parole for good behavior. Probation is usually given to offenders instead of incarceration depending on the crime. These are tough decision, when you parole an offender you have to take into consideration the outcome, because the purpose is to make sure the community not only feel safe, but is kept safe free from crime. Are these offenders capable and ready to go back into society and be modern citizens, are there mental issues that will cause them to re committee crimes, have they served sufficient amount of time, will they be able to regain the trust of the community. These are just some of the things that need to be taken into consideration. Probation, you have to look at the nature of the crime, to determine how long and what type treatment is necessary to keep these offenders from committing crimes again. Although they are not incarcerated, the offender still have rules to follow as though he/she was locked up. Lets take a look at these three offenders, all are from different neighborhood , but with similar problems. For instance, The first offender-Graves, A well all around family man, almost on the edge of breaking down by abusing alcohol for his comfort, due to the loss of his son. I recommended Drug/Alcohol treatment and...