parolees are thoroughly scrutinised

DURING the consideration of placement of an offender specific attention is given to the type of crime committed, the length of the sentence and the gravity of the crime.

DURING the consideration of placement of an offender specific attention is given to the type of crime committed, the length of the sentence and the gravity of the crime.

This must be counterbalanced with other factors, including circumstances surrounding committing a crime, the victim, the conduct of the offender, their adaptation to a correctional centre and their progress on the way to rehabilitation.

Changing their behaviour will also play an important role when consideration is given to possible placement.

When consideration is given to releasing an offender the potential risks related to such a placement are thoroughly considered and specific measures are put in place to ensure that the necessary control and supervision will be exercised over the offender until the end of the sentence.

Irrespective of the period served, an offender would be found unsuitable for parole placement if they pose a real threat or danger to the community, have repeatedly shown that they do not wish to or cannot comply with set conditions of conditional release, do not comply with the expectations of imprisonment including compliance with the sentence plan, adaptation or behavioural problems among other things. - Sourced from Correctional Services site

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