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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Parole. Provides the parole board with the authority to consider and determine rehabilitation based early discharge for certain inmates committed to the department of correction. Provides that an inmate may petition the parole board one time per year for rehabilitation based early discharge. Provides that the parole board is not required to hear an inmate's petition for rehabilitation based early discharge but shall send the inmate correspondence that the inmate's request has been received. Requires the parole board to consider certain factors when: (1) making the determination to discharge an inmate to parole; or (2) submitting to the governor its Parole. Provides the parole board with the authority to consider and determine rehabilitation based early discharge for certain inmates committed to the department of correction. Provides that an inmate may petition the parole board one time per year for rehabilitation based early discharge. Provides that the parole board is not required to hear an inmate's petition for rehabilitation based early discharge but shall send the inmate correspondence that the inmate's request has been received. Requires the parole board to consider certain factors when: (1) making the determination to discharge an inmate to parole; or (2) submitting to the governor its recommendation regarding an application for commutation of sentence, pardon, reprieve, or remission of fine or forfeiture. Provides that: (1) certain inmates; or (2) a third party petitioning on behalf of an inmate; may petition the parole board for rehabilitation based early discharge at any time the inmate is serving a sentence and has been confined to the custody of the department. Provides that the parole board may allow a parolee to travel out of state for work related matters. Provides that if the parole board determines that the inmate: (1) has been properly rehabilitated; and (2) has suitable plans to carry out if discharged; the parole board may discharge the inmate from the custody of the department, even if the minimum term of imprisonment of the inmate's sentence has not been completed. Provides that any amount of time the inmate has served on parole may be applied to the inmate's minimum term of imprisonment pursuant to the terms of a plea agreement or a sentence imposed by the court. Provides that an inmate who is discharged and released from confinement must be placed on parole or released to the committing court if the sentence included a period of probation. Provides that the parole board does not have to modify the sentence of an inmate if the inmate's conduct, while confined, establishes that the inmate has not been properly rehabilitated or continues to pose a significant threat to public safety. Provides that the parole board has the discretion to revoke an inmate's parole and send the inmate back to the confinement and custody of the department. Makes conforming changes. ... View more