Parole is necessary for the release from serving the sentence of those prisoners who are sentenced to imprisonment, forced labor. It is applied only in cases where the court establishes that there is no need to fully serve the sentence in connection with the correction of the convicted person.
Conditional early release is considered a type of release from serving a sentence, which is provided for by the current criminal legislation of the Russian Federation. In fact, this method means a reduction in the period of imprisonment and forced labor appointed by the court, since it is applied only in relation to these types of liability. For convicts, the possibility of filing a petition for parole means a mitigation of punishment, a chance to return to normal life without serving the entire established term of imprisonment. The state, on the other hand, cuts its own expenses for the maintenance of prisoners, allows those persons who have really corrected themselves before serving the entire imposed sentence, to benefit society.
Who can qualify for parole?
Criminal law retains the right to apply for parole for almost all prisoners, but the severity and type of crime committed significantly affects the conditions under which appropriate treatment becomes possible. So, when you commit a crime of small, medium severity, you can serve only a third of the prescribed term, after which you can apply for parole. When committing a grave crime, you will have to serve at least half of the appointed term of imprisonment, and in case of an especially grave crime, at least two-thirds. In addition, the general condition is compensation for the harm caused by the crime, as well as a court decision on the full correction of the convicted person before serving the entire sentence.
What should you consider when applying for parole?
A prisoner's petition for parole is considered by the court, which has the right to grant this request or refuse to satisfy it. The decision is made taking into account various circumstances, including the behavior of the prisoner during the already served part of the sentence imposed. Regardless of the category of the crime committed and the punishment imposed, the minimum term of imprisonment after which it becomes possible to apply for parole is a period of six months. If the prisoner's request is granted, additional restrictions may be imposed on it, which will have to be observed for the entire remaining term of the sentence. In particular, a person released in this way may be prohibited from visiting certain places, changing their place of residence without prior notification of the authorized bodies.