View Full Version : Louisiana parole supervision conditions/Rules

03-08-2009, 07:12 PM
I have been reading most of the post about parole and thought that this might help. these will be the rules that your love one has to live by after their release from prison. I will be happy to answer all questions about these rules as I have to live by them also.
these have been shorten, but hte intent is still there.
Conditions of parole/parole supervision
Division of Probation and Parole
The inmate must agree these conditions to before being released.
1. Must report immediately or within 48 hours to probation/parole office
2. Remain within limits listed on Certificate of Parole. Must permission from Agent and written approval. if he has good cause to leave the limits. (Parish or State)
3. Between the 1st and 5th days of each month, or another interval set by Agent, and on the last day of my parole, truthfully fill out a report and take it or mail it to Agent.
4. Will avoid injurious habits and places of disreputable or harmful character or regularly go to places where alcohol is the primary commodity served or sold.
5. Will not associate persons known to be engaged in criminal activity, I will not associate with persons convicted of a felony without written permission from Agent.
6. Conduct myself honorably, work diligently at a lawful occupation, and support my dependents,
7. Promptly and truthfully answer all questions from the parole agent
8. That I will live and remain at liberty and refrain from engaging in any criminal conduct..
9. Live and work at the places stated in my parole plan and will not move or change jobs without permission from Agent
10. I will not have in my possession or control any firearms or dangerous weapons.
11. Will submit to available medical, psychiatric, mental health, or substance abuse exams or treatment. When ordered to by agent, I will take drug/alcohol screens at my expense.
12. Waive extradition to Louisiana and I will not contest any efforts by any jurisdiction to return me to Louisiana
13. I understand that if I am arrested while on parole, the Board can place a detainer that will prevent me from making bail pending disposition of charges
14. Subject to visits by Agent at home or employment without prior notice
15. Will pay parole supervision fee of $53 per month on the 1st of each month. If I can't pay I will work 20 hours community service as directed by Agent
16. Will work 100 hours of unpaid community service, and if unemployed, will work additional hours as directed by Agent
17. If I can't read English, I will devote myself to an approved reading program at my own expense.
18. Agree to searches of my person, property, home, vehicle, personal effects, at any time by the Agent, with or without warrant of arrest or search warrant, if Agent has reasonable suspicion that he is engaged in or has been engaged in criminal activity since his release on parole.
Under R.S. 15:574.4 H the parole board may also require that he conforms to any above conditions which might be appropriate to the condition of his case and may at any time assign additional conditions.
No Drinking, bars or lounges, no Casinos
Impose a curfew
Sex Offenders must comply with the following.
R.S 15:542, R.S. 15:574.4 H, R.S.15:538 A, B, C, D.
Also the Agent or Board may impose additional items such as
AA/NA meeting per week
Mental health evaluation and treatment
Substance abuse evaluation and treatment
Pay Restitution, fines court cost.
No contact with Victims or minor children
No contact with codefendants
Ged Votech or other educational plans
Comply with treatment plans in Blue Walters discharge summary

03-09-2009, 06:17 AM
:) That was nice that you put all those conditions out there but now I have a questions. I'm on parole too but I'm one of the lucky ones. I was fortunate enough to begin my job as a paralegal immediately upon my release in 2007, and my parole officer is fantastic; I think I've seen her twice. :D I've never really read the conditions on my paperwork but I noticed that you put the bars, clubs and casinos under a different catagory. Are those conditions that must be put in place by the parole board or is everyone subject to them? I've always wondered why someone who rarely drinks or parties or goes to the casino in the first place would be restricted from going. What's your take on that? Thanks! :thumbsup:

03-09-2009, 08:10 AM
If I understand it correctly, it basically means don't frequent, or basically get addicted to gambling or drinking, or things like that which may cause you to break your probation or parole. My probation says I must not frequent those types of establishments, my PO says basically, if I choose to go out, I better not get caught drinking, or get into a fight, etc.

Hope that helps, that is how he explained it to me.

03-09-2009, 04:00 PM
Hi everyone, to Diane, yes the reason that it was placed in a different location is that on the front of the Diminution of sentence paperwork, there is a section A-T that is in additional conditions, normally imposed by the parole board during the parole hearing, but the officer may also add these conditions under 15:574, at anytime during the parole term. I have read these several times and each rule is so interlocked with the other, that if you are caught inside of a bar, drinking, lets just play what if, you setting in a bar drinking having a good time, no problem? fight starts, people get hurt and cops are called. everyone there has their id's checked, you are on parole and yes it shows up on a Lach report, you are going to jail or your parole officer will be called, and who else is in the bars? other convicted felons, someone gets caught with drugs. see rules 4,5,8,13,18. Me? if I go out to eat, the place has a bar, I am in the dining area, not the bar. Why Casino's? free alcohol. and most have a software program called Face. Remember you had all those lovely pictures taken upon your release? yes it doesn't make sense sometimes, But someone along the way did something dumb and rules were made to cover them. a little long winded, but

03-10-2009, 05:48 AM
I think I need to dig up my papers and read what they say. I try to live as normal a life as possible and not be paranoid about that stuff but I still get freaked whenever a police car is behind me...crazy, but that's me! Anyway, you interested in trying to change any laws or help the people you left behind? That's my passion and I've been doing it ever since I was released. Right now, I'm trying to do about three is to educate Gov. Jindal as to the heroin lifers who now have illegal sentences due to the new sentencing law that was put into place in 2001 and made retroactive in 2006. Used to be that anyone convicted of heroin charges got a mandatory life sentence so there are about 80 or 90 of those people still in prison. The new law of 2001 has a sentence range of 5 to 50 years for heroin convictions now. The legislation made it mandatory that they can only go through the risk review panel to get their relief. So when the risk review/pardon board grants them their clemency (which they have to do because their sentence is now illegal) it goes to Jindal's office to be signed. BUT....Jindal isn't signing anything because he's such a conservative and also because he has no clue ,but, in this instance, he really has no choice, so I've been talking to his office about the situation so someone can go explain it to him. It's so sad because I know people who have been granted months ago but still sit in prison! My next plan, if that doesn't work, is to do a Motion to Correct An Illegal Sentence and argue that the two laws are contradictory. How can you make a new sentence law retroactive and then not let the people who will benefit from it the chance to go back to court? The ONLY sentence that can be changed after it's started is an ILLEGAL sentence!! Bottom line!!
Also, I've written a bill and sent it to all the legislative members regarding the over-crowding of the prison population and the exhorbitant cost of incarceration. It's a bill for a law that will allow long-term sentences, including life, to be reviewed at the inmate's request if that inmate meets the stringent criteria I've put into place. I did this because I know several women who have been incarcerated 15 or more years and if they were released today, they would never commit another crime. I mean...isn't that was prison is for? So let these people out and let them be productive and open up beds for those who still don't get it! My other goal has been to get back into the prisons to speak, which I have that one accomplished. I've been talking with Mr. LeBlanc's office and it's a go!!! Thank God!! The warden kept denying but DOC says they need me so I'm ready. DOC also requested a copy of the bill I wrote so things are going smoothly, but slowly, as is always the case when it's matter of importance. Anyway, if you are interested in helping or doing something positive along these lines, please let me know.

03-10-2009, 08:32 AM
Diane, I am so happy that you turn your life around and became positive for the community it takes alot more of you to realize that prison is not a place for a human. Thanks for everything that you have provided for me. I am still waiting to here from the Risk Review Panel on my husband.

03-11-2009, 06:35 AM
Is you husband serving life for heroin? If so, what region of the risk review is he in? Each region has a person assigned to it who prepares the dockets. I believe I addressed this in another thread and maybe you've already seen it but you need to contact the person at that region who makes the dockets for the inmates to be heard. Also, if he is a multiple offender, 5th or more, you have to specifically speak on his behalf and let them know why he should be heard because they are doing the 5th and above offenders on a case by case basis. They are forgetting that these people have illegal sentences. I have gotten two people looked at that are 5th offenders just by calling them. Your husband should provide you with all the ammunition you need. In other words, he needs to tell you every single thing he has done since he's been incarcerated...schools, programs, clubs, organizations, work history, conduct record, etc. etc. He needs to show a pattern of things he's done on his own to support his contention that rehabilitation has occurred. Then, when you call and talk to them, you can tell them all of that plus that he has a loving family to come home to who will support him and if you can find someone who will give him a job...that is even better. The more positive things you can tell them, the better chance he will have of being put on the next docket. You absolutely have to do this...and don't be afraid to tell them that the new law has made his sentence illegal and that risk review is the only way he can take advantage of the retroactivity. If he's not a heroin lifer, then none of this will help you, for which I am very sorry. Governor Jindal is not likely to sign a clemencies or pardons anytime soon...except those for heroin lifers once he realizes he has no choice in the matter. Believe one thing...I will go to Obama if I have to!!!:D Keep me posted...:thumbsup:

03-11-2009, 08:56 AM
He is not in for heroin, he is in on being a habitual offender (2nd offender), but he is a fifth felony, no violent charges. He has been sentenced to possession of Cocaine, less than a gram.

03-12-2009, 06:25 AM
Ok, so he was billed as a second offender right? How much time did he get and how much time has he done? What year was he sentenced? What Parish was he sentenced in?

03-12-2009, 09:20 AM
Yes, Diane he was sentence as the second offender. They sentenced him to eight years, he has done almost three years. He was sentenced in May 2007 with credit time served for September 2006 to May 2007. He was sentenced in St. Tammany Parish. Diane if you could please tell me what I can do to get him home a little faster I would appreciate it? He is not a bad person just had a rough life, he has completed all the programs that will help him if he was to ever go in front the board. He needs his GED, but is on the back log for that.