Parole & Probation
Being under some type of correctional community supervision is usually required to be released from prison or jail, and can sometimes be offered by a criminal court judge in place of incarceration. In the PAROLE & PROBATION CHAPTER, you will learn that there are many types of supervision in California — state parole, county probation, mandatory supervision, PRCS, federal probation, federal supervised release, and federal parole. This chapter will help you understand what it means to be on community supervision, what rules you have to follow, and all the rights you have as a person in reentry.
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WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THe PAROLE & PROBATION CHAPTER?
- The different types of supervision in California, and the basics about each type.For each type of supervision, you will learn: What to do when you first get out — a step-by-step guide General and special rules: What general rules (conditions) you have to follow, what special rules (extra conditions) might be added on, and how to appeal (challenge) the special conditions Length of supervision: How the length of supervision is calculated, and how to get off early, if possibleTransferring supervision to a different location: What the procedures are for transferring your supervision to a different county or stateDisability rights: How to navigate parole and probation if you have a disability and need help or accommodationsViolations and revocations: What your rights are if you’re accused of violating the conditions of your supervision, and how the revocation process works