Earning Your Discharge From Parole
Earning your discharge from parole
You may be recommended for discharge during the review period when case factors or other considerations support early discharge.
The factors to be considered are:
- First termer with no prior convictions
- Legally self-supporting or self-sufficient
- Currently drug free
- Stable residence
- Effort to satisfy restitution obligations
Recommendation for early discharge if:
- You are under other supervision [e.g., probation, federal probation, other prison system, Department of Mental Health (DMH) facility, or long-term drug treatment program]; or
- Verifiable changes in physical abilities or health, which are rendered no longer a danger to society; or
- Special circumstances (e.g., parolee’s life in danger, job offer in another country).
Discharge Review Process
Your parole agent will discuss with you the discharge review process. The following case factors shall be considered for discharge reviews and documented by all staff involved in the discharge review process:
- Residence Stability
- Employment Stability
- Compliance with Conditions of Parole
- Psychological Factors
- Gang Validation
- Criminal History
- Overall Parole Adjustment
- Continuous Parole
You can request your discharge card from the parole office approximately three months following your discharge date.
Conclusion and Final Thoughts
Understanding your parole is crucial to your success. When communicating with your parole agent, be honest and ask questions. Refer to this handbook as a starting guide towards your success on parole. Your parole agent and the APU are here to help you.