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NCJ Number: 78832 Find in a Library
Title: Wisconsin Parole Board
Author(s): R Sklansky
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Legislative Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Legislative Council
Madison, WI 53701
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This memorandum briefly describes the historical origin, composition, and operations of the Wisconsin Parole Board and gives an overview of changes that have occurred in the State's parole system.
Abstract: Wisconsin's existing parole process started in 1907 when the State Board of Control was given the authority to issue a parole to any prisoner in the State prison with the approval of the Governor. In the late 1930's, the functions of the board relating to parole were eventually placed in the Department of Public Welfare, the predecessor to the present Department of Health and Social Services. Among the general duties and responsibilities of the board is the obligation to conduct regularly scheduled interviews on applications for parole of eligible residents at all adult correctional institutions operating under the direction of the department. Although the board is not recognized by specific enabling legislation, the functions of the board are prescribed by the statutes. It appears that the board conducts its duties under administrative orders and directives from the Secretary of the Department, and there are no published administrative rules in the Wisconsin Administrative Code which regulate the board. An administrative order describing the duties, standards, and other matters pertaining to the board is appended.
Index Term(s): Parole board; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Probation or parole services; Wisconsin
Note: Wisconsin Legislative Council Information Memorandum 78-43.
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