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Title: South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Board - Annual Report, 1978-1979
Corporate Author: South Carolina Dept of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
South Carolina Dept of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services
Columbia, SC 29205
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report highlights the actions taken by the South Carolina Probation, Parole, and Pardon Board for the period July 1, 1978, through June 30, 1979.
Abstract: The board's purpose is to supervise those adult offenders who have been placed on probation by the courts and those offenders released on parole. The seven-member board consists of individuals who are appointed by the governor to serve for 6-year periods. For this report period, a total of 1,172 paroles were granted by the board; 45.5 percent of those paroled were white, and 54.3 percent were black. Of the 1,172 paroled, 5.8 percent were women. A total of 48 parole revocations to place during this period. Offense categories most frequently represented by parolees included larceny, robbery, and homicide. Defendants processed by the courts and placed on probation totaled 9,609. Probation terminations included 6,348 by expiration, 752 by revocation, 145 by death, 12 by expungement; and 2,120 by court order. Of the 9,609 probations ordered, 920 were for women. There were 190 applications considered for pardon, of which 173 were granted. South Carolina actively participates in the Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers. This year, South Carolina supervised 1,095 probationers and parolees for other States. The role of the probation and parole agent is currently changing from that of a caseworker/counselor to that of a community resource manager. The State employed 132 agents during fiscal year 1979. The report provides 17 tables and appended sections of the State code.
Index Term(s): Pardons board; Parole board; Parole statistics; Parolees; Probation statistics; Probationers; South Carolina
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