probation and parole 5

Select the answer that best characterizes each statement below. You can simply type A (for true responses) and B (for false responses) on your answer sheets. As noted above, all questions were developed from Chapter 6 of the Abadinsky textbook.

1. According to your text, convicted inmates have a constitutional right to be released before the expiration of his or her lawful sentence because of their right to earn good time credits for good behavior while incarcerated.

a. True

b. False

2. Some probation departments require that probationers get permission from their probation officers to get married.

a. True

b. False

3. In death penalty cases, when wanting to provide more time for legal action or other deliberations, governors will issue a pardon.

a. True

b. False

4. To avoid law suits, all states have set minimum professional qualification standards that must be met in order for an individual to serve on a state’s parole board.

a. True

b. False

5. In the good ole state of Wisconsin (J), truth-in-sentencing requires offenders to serve the entire length of their sentence after which they are released to community supervision whose length is set at the time of sentencing and must be at least one-quarter of the time of confinement.

a. True

b. False

6. In the Independent model of parole administration, the parole board is an autonomous panel within a department that also administers correctional institutions.

a. True

b. False

7. Parole boards have traditionally been biased against inmates unwilling to admit guilt, which has continued to this day by parole boards in every state in the U.S. despite criticism from criminologists.

a. True

b. False

8. The primary responsibility of institutional parole staff is preparation of reports on inmates for the parole board.

a. True

b. False

9. Parole board guidelines consider the seriousness of current offenses, prior criminal history and, in some cases, parole prognosis.

a. True

b. False

10. The administration of parole is more complex than that of probation because parole services are usually administered centrally on a statewide basis, which increases the amount of bureaucracy and red-tape that probation administrators have to wade through.

a. True

b. False

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