Friend was supposed to be released today but prison is not releasing him due to paperwork they forgot to do..he was approved for parole over six months ago..is there anything that can be done??
With Parole, and the Parole Board, you must understand that even though he was given a parole date, he is still under the custody and jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Corrections. So yes, they can still hold him in prison until all of the paperwork is corrected. He has a right to inquire as to when the process will be completed, but until he is actually officially paroled and all paperwork has been cleared, they can keep him incarcerated.
Attorney Bessant is correct. A praolee is still a prisoner. Once released on parole, he is still considered a prisoner who is allowed to serve out the remainder of his time outside the prison walls as long as he follows the strict guidelines set for him. He does not have the same rights as a free person and can be returned to prison if he does not comply with the terms of his parole so now is not the time to pick a fight. He needs to have your support in behaving so he does not get locked back up. Don't worry, he'll be out. Remember, he is still a prisoner until he is no longer on parole.
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Yes, they can keep him while they finish the paperwork. His parole was allowed by the parole board, not required. They didn't have to release him to begin with. When released, he's still under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections. Be patient, it'll get done. Good luck.
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