As of July 1, 2015, supervision of parolees in Georgia is the responsibility of the Department of Community Supervision. The Parole Board assists in the transition of the offender back into the community and works with the Department of Community Supervision to quickly reincarcerate those offenders who fail to follow the conditions of parole.
Parole Population in Georgia
During FY 2015, the parolee population decreased from 25,195 (FY14) to 23,859 (all parolees supervised in Georgia) under supervision. During the fiscal year, 68% of the parole population successfully completed parole supervision according to the methodology of the Bureau of Justice Statistics. This compares very favorably to the 59% estimated national average of parolees who successfully complete parole supervision. The cost of parole supervision in FY 2015 was $4.49 per parolee, compared to the estimated cost of $53 per inmate per day to incarcerate an offender with the Department of Corrections.
During the fiscal year, the state collected more than $1.2 million in supervision fees.