You’ll notice that parole, probation, and residential confinement are not listed.
Overview of Parole
Parole is a form of “early release” from prison. For example, someone could be convicted of a crime and ordered to serve five years in jail, but are eligible for parole in three years.
Many people believe judges are empowered to decide issues related to parole. This is not accurate in most instances. There is a group of officials called a “Parole Board.” They decide who “gets” parole by considering several factors. A few are:
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You’ll have the chance to question the Board’s witnesses.
If the Board decides in favor of revoking your parole, it must issue a written statement documenting the evidence that was presented and the reasoning behind revoking it.
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NRS 213.10705 states that in offering grace to its prisoners through allowing parole, the state is not allowing the parolees any rights to further parole or full release. This is an essential factor to consider. This means violating parole is possible, and when a violation occurs, you can lose the freedom granted through it. This means you could face the following consequences for a parole violation:
Forfeit all or part of your credits for good behavior that would have reduced your sentence (NRS 209.451);
Possibly be returned to prison where you may have to serve the entire maximum or maximum aggregate term of your original sentence;
Possible placed in residential confinement under intense supervision; and
Possibly lose your chance at ever being paroled again.
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