On October 11, 2009, Section 3000.03 of the California Penal Code was enacted pursuant to Section 48 of Senate Bill X3 18. The new law, which goes into effect on January 25, 2010, authorizes the placement of parolees onto Non-Revocable Parole (NRP).
To be eligible for Non-Revocable Parole, the offender must meet the following criteria:
(a) The person is not required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 290) of Title 9 of Part 1.)
(b) The person was not committed to prison for a serious felony as defined in Sections 1192.7 and 1192.8, or a violent felony, as defined in Section 667.5, and does not have a prior conviction for a serious felony, as defined in Section 1192.7 and 1192.8, or a violent felony, as defined in Section 667.5.
(c) The person was not committed to prison for a sexually violent offense as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 6600 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and does not have a prior conviction for a sexually violent offense as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 6600 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(d) The person was not found guilty of a serious disciplinary offense, as defined in regulation by the department, during his or her current term of imprisonment.
(e) The person is not a validated prison gang member or associate, as defined in regulation by the department.
(f) The person did not refuse to sign any written notification of parole requirements or conditions, including, but not limited to, the written notification of requirements pursuant to Section 3067.
(g) The person was evaluated by the department using a validated risk assessment tool and was not determined to pose a high risk to reoffend.
NRP Data At A Glance
- Expert Corrections Reform Recommendation Reports
- Serious Offenses Defined
- Violent Offenses Defined
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Earning Credits in English or in Spanish
Benefits of Non-Revocable Parole
- Removes low level offenders from parole supervision
- Allows CDCR to focus parole supervision on the most serious and violent parolees
- Allows law enforcement to continue to conduct warrantless searches on these parolees
- Reduces the number of parolees returned to custody for parole violations
- Reduces the need for bed space in county jails and state prisons