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Old 01-12-2021, 08:48 PM
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I have two questions that I decided to post here because I have been unable to find information elsewhere.

1. Does anyone know if Possession of Prohibited Firearm and/or Conspiracy to Possess a Prohibited Firearm is considered a "violent crime"? There were no victims and no violence, it was a straw purchase.

2. Who determines if an inmate, upon release on parole, goes to a halfway house or their approved home plan? Parole or the judge who ruled?
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For Pennsylvania, these are the "crimes of violence".
https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs...tn=2&subsctn=0
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The list posted by fbopnomore is taken from the statutes for wiretapping; it is not the list used by the PBPP for "crimes of violence."

For the Board, anything involving a weapon -- even the illegal purchase or possession -- is considered a violent offense. To understand the broad view of their definition, they are closer to the civil law definition of "personal injury," including anything which would lead to an injury. Obviously, this includes a weapon.

As for your second question, the Board decides if they will release an individual to an approved home plan or to a center. If there is no approved home plan, then the DOC can send him/her to a center. Once there is a favorable parole decision, the individual should either get a home plan approved or request placement in a center within 120 days.
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When will he submit a home plan? How many months before his minimum?
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He will get the forms a month or two before the process begins.
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