ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
3 Establishment of Parole Board
4 Functions of the Board
5 Parish parole committees
6 Eligibility for parole
7 Grant of parole
8 Parole order
9 Suspension of parole
10 Revocation of parole
11 Effect of suspension or revocation of parole
12 Power of chairman to issue warrant recalling parolee in the public interest
13 Forfeiture of parole
14 Certificate to be sent to Board
16 Parole and remission of sentence
17 Computation of sentence and prerogative of mercy
18 Termination of parole
19 Assignment of parole officers
THE PAROLE ACT
[Date of Commencement: 1st November, 1978]
8 of 1978,
14 of 1992,
1 of 2005,
12 of 2009,
19 of 2010.
This Act may be cited as the Parole Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
"the Board" means the Parole Board established under section 3;
"chairman" means the chairman of the Board;
"functions" includes powers and duties;
<IN:LF:0.5,RT:0,FI:-0.5> "parish parole committee" means a committee appointed pursuant to section 5;
"parole" means the authority granted to an inmate under the provisions of this Act to leave the adult correctional centre in which he is serving a sentence and to spend a portion of the period of that sentence outside of the adult correctional centre,
"parolee" means any person to whom parole is granted under this Act;
"parole officer" means any person assigned to perform the duties of parole officer pursuant to section 19;
"parole order" means an order made by the Parole Board under section 7;
"parole period" means the period during which an inmate is placed on parole;
"sentence" means any sentence of imprisonment, whether with or without hard labour, but does not include a sentence of preventive detention or the detention of a person sentenced under the Juveniles Act, whether or not serving the sentence in an adult correctional centre;
"the Superintendent," means the Superintendent of the adult correctional centre in which an applicant for parole is serving a sentence.
(1) For the purposes of this Act, there is hereby established a Board to be called the Parole Board.
(2) The provisions of the First Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution of the Board and otherwise in relation thereto.
Subject to the provisions of this Act, the functions of the Board shall be-
(a) to receive and consider applications for parole and to grant or reject such applications;
(b) to issue summonses requiring the appearance before the Board of any parolee or applicant for parole or such witnesses as the Board may consider necessary for the purposes of this Act;
(c) to revoke or suspend parole in respect of any parolee;
(d) to review the cases of inmates serving life sentences or inmates in respect of whom a sentence of death has been commuted to life imprisonment for the purpose of determining whether or not to grant parole to such inmates;
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