Conditions of State Parole

  1. General Conditions for Every Person on State Parole

  2. All people on Parole: Little Protection Against Searches & Seizures

    1. What are my rights to privacy of person, residence, or property while on parole?

    2. Are there any other limitations on parole searches?

    3. What if a parole or law enforcement officer conducts a search that I believe is unlawful? What action can I take?

  3. Additional Laws That Apply to All People on State Parole

    1. What other laws & restrictions apply to all people on state parole?

  4. Special Conditions of State Parole: Conditions that apply ONLY to certain People on parole

    1. Who sets special parole conditions, and how do they decide?

    2. What is my parole plan?

    3. What are common examples of special parole conditions?

    4. When will I find out the conditions of my parole, including any special conditions that apply to me?

    5. What makes a special condition of parole unlawful or invalid?

  5. Special Conditions of State Parole and Other Laws that Apply to Sex Offenders (“290 Registrants”)

    1. Who has to register as a sex offender?

    2. When should I learn about my duty to register as a sex offender?

    3. Do I have to register in California if I live in a different state but sometimes go to work or school in California?

    4. Do I have to register in California if I move out of state?

    5. I have to register as a sex offender in California. How and when do I register?

    6. Do I have to disclose all my Internet accounts and email addresses?

    7. For how long do I have to register as a sex offender?

    8. How much time do I have to register with the city police after I am released from prison or jail, or placed on parole or probation?

    9. I am a 290 registrant attending classes or employed at a college. Do I have to register with the school?

    10. What happens if I fail to register as a sex offender?

    11. What happens if my failure to register was by accident or I just forgot to register?

    12. I am a noncitizen convicted of a sex offense that requires me to register. Will I face immigration consequences in addition to my time sentenced to jail or prison?

    13. I am a 290 registrant. Do I have to wear a GPS tracker? For how long?

    14. When and where do I get my GPS tracker?

    15. Do I have to pay for my GPS tracker?

    16. What happens if I don’t wear or disable my GPS tracker?

  6. Residency, Movement & Employment Restrictions

    1. I am a 290 registrant. Are there restrictions on where I can live?

    2. I am a 290 registrant. Are there certain places I’m not allowed to go?

    3. I am a 290 registrant. Are there places I’m not allowed to work?

    4. I am a 290 registrant. Can the government release information about me to the public?

    5. I think I am being discriminated against or targeted because of public information about my sex offense. Is this legal?

    6. Can I get my information removed from the Megan’s Law website?

    7. I am a 290 registrant, and I am on state parole. What other special conditions of parole could apply to me?

    8. What happens if I don’t comply with one of these conditions?

    9. I think my parole conditions are unfair or illegal. What can I do?

    10. How do I challenge my 290 sex offender registration requirement, residency restrictions, or other conditions of parole?

  7. Special Conditions of Parole for Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDO)

    1. What does it mean to be a “mentally disordered offender” (MDO) — and what mandatory special conditions apply to MDOs on parole?

    2. Who decides whether I’m a MDO? When does this happen?

    3. I think I’ve been wrongly classified as a MDO. What can I do?

    4. I have been found to be a MDO. Can I ask to be treated as an outpatient?

    5. Once I have been found to be a MDO, when and how often will my MDO status be reviewed?

    6. Can the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) hold me beyond my Maximum Discharge Date (MDD)?