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Title: Abolishing Parole for Offenders Sentenced to Prison for Violent Offenses: Impact Analysis
Author(s): P Martinez; B Bryan; E Benson; W L Cawthon; S Dhir; R Fuessel
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
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Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
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Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the prison population and fiscal impact of abolishing parole for violent offenders sentenced to Texas prisons.
Abstract: The analysis assumes that, under a no parole policy, offenders would be released from prison after serving 85 percent of their sentences. This policy would allow the use of good time awards as a prison management tool and would allow offenders to serve a period under a community supervision after being released from prison. A no parole policy would increase the amount of time violent offenders must stay in prison before release and would commit Texas to growing incarceration costs in the future. The impact of abolishing parole for aggravated violent offenders only would start in 1998 and continue to 2046. The fiscal impact of abolishing parole for all violent offenders would start in 1996 and continue to 2046. The impact of a no parole policy is also discussed in terms of prison construction and operational costs, inmate disciplinary violations and the need for additional administrative segregation beds to handle these cases, and the creation of a larger elderly population in prison since more offenders will serve their full sentences in prison. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Corrections costs; Corrections effectiveness; Corrections statistics; Cost analysis; Courts; Good time allowance; Parole effectiveness; Parole statistics; Texas; Violent offenders
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