When a prisoner is out on parole and meeting all of the requirements of their parole, they will eventually be eligible to be “released” from oversight by the state. In determining whether to release a prisoner on parole, the Board of Parole Commissioners shall consider the following factors set forth in NRS 213.1099:
(a) Whether there is a reasonable probability that the prisoner will live and remain at liberty without violating the laws;
(b) Whether the release is incompatible with the welfare of society;
(c) The seriousness of the offense and the history of the criminal conduct of the prisoner;
(d) The standards adopted pursuant to NRS 213.10885 and the recommendation, if any, of the Chief; and
(e) Any documents or testimony submitted by a victim notified pursuant to NRS 213.131 or 213.10915.
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According to sub-section 3 of NRS 213.1099, when a person is convicted of a felony and is punished by a sentence of imprisonment, the person remains subject to the jurisdiction of the Board from the time the person is released on parole until the expiration of the maximum term or the maximum aggregate term of imprisonment imposed by the court.
The Board may not release on parole a prisoner whose sentence to death or to life without possibility of parole has been commuted to a lesser penalty unless the Board finds that the prisoner has served at least 20 consecutive years in the state prison, is not under an order to be detained to answer for a crime or violation of parole or probation in another jurisdiction, and does not have a history of:
(a) Recent misconduct in the institution, and has been recommended for parole by the Director of the Department of Corrections;
(b) Repetitive criminal conduct;
(c) Criminal conduct related to the use of alcohol or drugs;
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(d) Repetitive sexual deviance, violence or aggression; or
(e) Failure in parole, probation, work release or similar programs.
The Board of Parole Commissioners shall not release on parole an offender convicted of an offense listed in NRS 179D.097 until the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History has been provided an opportunity to give the notice required pursuant to NRS 179D.475.
According to NRS 213.115, prisoners on parole can be released conditionally under orders or requests of authorities in other jurisdictions of prosecution. The inmates being released may have committed crimes of magnitude greater or equal to that which the prisoner was serving based on the aggregated prison sentence of the two crimes.
According to NRS 213.005, the term Board refers to the State Board of Pardons Commissioners. The Board consists of the Governor, seven Supreme Court Justices of Nevada and the Attorney General.
According to section 14 of Article five of the Nevada constitution, the Board has powers to commute punishment, remit fines and forfeit, and grant pardons. However, they are not allowed to interfere with treason sentences, impeachments, and death or life sentences.
According to NRS 213.12, the following considerations must apply to those who would like their prison terms to be reviewed for parole:
According to NRS 213.1215, a prisoner sentenced to more than three years in confinement or more, and has never been released on parole before and meets the qualifications for parole, must be released on parole 12 months before the end of the maximum prison term. Besides, prisoners who were sensed to life imprisonment when they were less than 16 years old when being convicted must be released on parole if they have no consecutive prison term to serve. However, they must have served the minimum aggregated time of their sentence.
Pursuant to NRS 213.1215, the Board should not release a person on parole if they have reasons to believe that they will be a risk to the public if they are released on parole.
According to NRS 213.12175, the Board can also impose a condition on the parolee if they have reasons to believe that they pose a threat to the welfare of the community.
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