Parole Authority

Parole Consideration

If a decision is made to grant an offender parole, the reasons for doing so must be recorded and appropriate parole conditions are then determined.

In all cases, strict conditions are imposed on the offender and additional conditions may be specifically tailored to address the underlying factors causing their offending behaviour. These may include:

a) Abstinence from alcohol, 
b) Random substance testing (both legal [prescribed] and illegal drugs),
c) Assessment and treatment for alcohol or drug addiction,
d) Assessment and treatment for psychiatric or psychological issues,
e) Restricted contact with certain individuals, whether co-offenders or victims,
f) Restrictions on places the parolee is able to visit,
g) Attendance at personal development programs

Once parole is granted, the Secretariat prepares the parole order and it is signed by the Secretary. The order is then sent to the Correctional Centre and Community Corrections. Community Corrections read through the details of the order with the offender, prior to the offender’s release.
In the event an offender is granted parole in the private meeting, there is no need to “face” or “appear before” the Parole Authority as the decision has been made “on the papers”.