If you are released from prison, you will be supervised for a specified time. During this period, you must regularly report to your parole officer and comply with the terms of your release.
While there are some general conditions of parole, there are other case-specific conditions. Knowing the terms of your parole and ensuring you follow them will help you avoid issues during this period.
Know the common terms of parole
To ensure you don’t violate the terms of your parole, a good first step is to know the general requirements. These typically include:
- Avoid the use of drugs and alcohol
- Seek employment
- Avoid other legal issues
- Check in with your parole officer regularly
In some situations, you may be prohibited from interacting with other former criminals or people who were also prosecuted for a crime. Other individuals will be required to complete certain courses focused on drug abuse or meet a set curfew each day.
Setting yourself up for success
It’s a good idea to ask family and friends to support you during this period. Having a support system will be beneficial during this transitional period and help you stay out of trouble and adhere to the terms of your release from prison. Remember, if your parole officer requests drug testing or any other requirement, it’s imperative to comply to ensure you don’t violate the terms of your release.
Being charged with a crime and incarcerated can take a huge toll on someone’s life. However, when you achieve parole, you still must comply with the law and the conditions of your release. Knowing what to do during this time is imperative to avoid serious issues that may cause you to violate your parole.