Parole Conditions

An inmate granted a release by the Board must abide by several conditions. Violation of any condition may result in arrest and parole revocation. Standard conditions which apply to all parolees include following all instructions from the community supervision officer, gainfully working, abiding by all laws, remaining in Georgia, receiving permission to change addresses, paying any court-ordered child support, paying a supervision fee or victim compensation fee and, if applicable, paying restitution. Parolees may not possess or own or use a gun or other deadly weapon.

In addition, the Board may impose special conditions appropriate to the individual's case, such as drug or alcohol treatment, mental health counseling, prohibitions on travel or associations, bans on driving, or compliance with electronic monitoring procedures.

Failure to comply with standard and special conditions of supervision are immediately addressed with a variety of intermediate sanctions appropriate to the level of violation. These evidence based sanctions range from a verbal reprimand or warning to revocation of parole.

As of July 1, 2015, offenders on parole in Georgia are supervised by the Department of Community Supervision.