View Full Version : Parole Meetings? Appointments?

Elaine Margarett
04-23-2013, 08:51 PM
when a parolee must meet regularly (court ordered) with a parole office what do they call these appointments?


04-23-2013, 09:22 PM
The court order reads something like: The defendant is hereby sentenced to be under the supervision and control of the state's probation and parole department for a period of xx days(months)(years).

The number, frequency, and type of contact with the probation/parole officer varies from defendant to defendant. Some have a daily meeting and maybe a phone call while others may need to call in every week.

Best of luck,

Jim Clark-Dawe

Siri Kirpal
04-23-2013, 10:03 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

I don't think there's any special term for the meeting.

Oh, and just in case you don't know, the parole officer is for people who get out of prison; the probation officer is for people who are serving their time without going to prison. Usually. (My father was a probation officer.)


Siri Kirpal

04-24-2013, 01:52 AM
In the US federal system there is no more parole (since 1987). It was replaced with the concept of supervised release which is up to the sentencing judge. There are sentencing guidelines that come into play, but the judge may elect to deviate therefrom (typically with a clear justification).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_probation_and_supervised_rel ease