PAROLE ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment of Parole Board

   4   Functions of the Board

   5   Parish parole committees

      Review of commuted sentences by Judge of Appeal

   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

   15   Reapplication

   16   Parole and remission of sentence

   17   Computation of sentence and prerogative of mercy

   18   Termination of parole

   19   Assignment of parole officers

   20   Rules

   21   Offences

      SCHEDULES

 

THE PAROLE ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1st November, 1978]

Acts
8 of 1978,
14 of 1992,
1 of 2005,
12 of 2009,
19 of 2010.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Parole Act.

2   Interpretation

   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.

3   Establishment of Parole Board

   (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.

4   Functions of the Board

   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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