To be eligible for Non-Revocable Parole, an individual must meet the following criteria:
(a) the person is not required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code section 290;
(b) the person was not committed to prison for a serious or violent felony as defined in Penal Code sections 667.5 or 1192.7, and does not have a prior conviction for a serious or violent felony;
(c) the person was not committed to prison for a sexually violent offense pursuant to Penal Code section 6600 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and does not have a prior conviction for a sexually violent offense;
(d) the person was not found guilty of a serious disciplinary offense during his or her current term of imprisonment;
(e) the person is not a validated prison gang member or associate;
(f) the person did not refuse to sign any written notification of parole requirements or conditions,
and (g) the person was not found by the department to pose a high risk to reoffend.
Benefits of Non-Revocable Parole
- Removes low level offenders from parole supervision
- Allows the department to focus parole supervision on the most serious and violent parolees
- Reduces the number of parolees returned to custody for parole violations
- Reduces the need for bed space in county jails and state prisons
Requirements for Individuals Who are Placed onto Non-Revocable Parole
As a condition of Non-Revocable Parole, an individual is subject to being searched by any law enforcement officer at any time.
Non-Revocable Parole does not relieve a person of any registration requirements, and parolees must still complete any required registration with local law enforcement.
Even though parolees who are placed on Non-Revocable Parole are still subject to arrest by law enforcement for crimes committed in the community, they cannot have a parole hold placed on them and cannot have their parole revoked.
A parolee released on Non-Revocable Parole must still inform law enforcement officers that he or she is on parole and subject to the Fourth Amendment waiver.
There is no limitation on the parolee's ability to travel, meaning that since an individual is no longer required to report to a parole agent, he or she does not need permission from a parole agent to travel, and may travel beyond a 50-mile zone or be gone for longer than 48 hours.
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