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Information Guide: Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

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92 pages
This information guide indicates goals of Georgia's State Board of Pardons and Paroles are to protect the public, respond to the needs and concerns of crime victims and their families, help parolees reach stable citizenship and self-sufficiency, effectively supervise parolees, and return to prison those who demonstrate they cannot abide by their release conditions.
The information guide covers fundamentals of parole, including the history of parole, the parole board's role, parole rulemaking authority, record confidentiality, parole conditions, and performance incentive credits. The information guide also reviews victim services, life without parole, time served rules for parole consideration, parole decision guidelines, parole revocation, parole investigations, conditional transfer, waiver of parole consideration, sex offender notification, victim compensation, court-ordered restitution, and discharge from parole. In addition, the information guide discusses reprieve, commutation, remission, pardon, removal of disabilities, and constitutional and statutory provisions of parole-related laws in Georgia.


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