For someone who committed robbery with a weapon, who has no criminal background, would they be eligible for parole? How does parole work?
Except for murder and certain life offenses, parole was abolished in Ohio in the 1990s. It was replaced by post-release control, which is discretionary or mandatory, depending on the offense. The key differences between parole and post-release control are: an offender knows exactly when he will be released, because there are no longer indefinite sentences except for murder offenses, and there are no longer parole boards to make entreaties. Post-release control is similar to parole in that there are restrictions upon an inmate upon release. However, unlike parole, a violation would only mean, at most, re-imprisonment for up to one-half of the original sentence.
Regarding robbery with a weapon, assuming the weapon is a firearm, prison is mandatory, since robbery is an offense of violence. The length of the mandatory prison term for a firearm specification is one to three years, in addition to the prison term for the underlying offense.
If what you meant was probation, there is the potential for probation for robbery, but in plea negotiations the firearm spec would have to be removed.
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