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NCJ Number: 76790 Find in a Library
Title: Interestate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers - An Institution Examines Itself (From American Correctional Association - Proceedings, P 177-181, 1981, Barbara Hadley Olsson and Ann Dargis, ed. - See NCJ-76771)
Author(s): J E Clark
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The operation of a compact governing the movement of parolees and probationers among States is reviewed in this paper presented at the 110th Congress of Correction of the American Correctional Association.
Abstract: The Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers functions as a contract among all 50 States as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and provides for the orderly supervision and relocation of these persons across State lines. States in which offenders are convicted may permit them to move to another State if the offender (1) is a resident of the receiving State, (2) has family members residing there, or (3) can obtain employment there. The receiving State may investigate home and employment conditions before agreeing to accept the parolee or probationer and must apply the same supervision standards to these out-of-State service recipients as are applied to its own clients. A membership survey conducted by the Compact Administrators Association identified several concerns of administrators responsible for compact operations. A total of 24 of the 37 respondents felt that paroling authorities were more lenient in considering applications for out-of-State placements than they were in considering in-State placements. As reported by 21 of the respondents, out-of-State parolees occasionally arrive before the preplacement investigation is completed; an additional 12 respondents reported that parolees often arrive before this task is completed, while only 4 reported that this seldom or never happened. A total of 28 of the respondents indicated that probationers often arrive unannounced or unexpected. About 50 percent of the administrators reported difficulty in persuading sending States to take violators back. Additional work is required to strengthen the compact, and the Compact Administrators Association has established committees to work toward the solution of this problem. A total of 19 footnotes are included.
Index Term(s): Interstate agreements; Parolees; Probationers
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