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Parole: General Conditions of Release

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The General Conditions of Release for Parole are established by the United States Parole Commission:

  1. You shall go directly to the district named in the certificate (unless released to the custody of other authorities). Within three days after your release, you shall report to the supervision office named on the certificate. If in any emergency you are unable to get in touch with the supervision office, you shall communicate with the United States Parole Commission, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7286.
  2. If you are released to the custody of other authorities, and after release from the physical custody of such authorities, you are unable to report to the supervision office within three days, you shall instead report to the nearest U.S. Probation Officer.
  3. You shall not leave the geographic limits fixed by the certificate of release without written permission from your Supervision Officer.
  4. You shall make a complete and truthful written report (on a form provided for that purpose) to your Supervision Officer between the first and third day of each month, and on the final day of parole. You shall also report to your Supervision Officer at other times as your Supervision Officer directs, providing complete and truthful information.
  5. You shall not violate any law. You shall not associate with persons engaged in criminal activity. You shall get in touch within two (2) days with your Supervision Officer if you are arrested or questioned by a law-enforcement officer.
  6. You shall not associate with persons who have a criminal record without the permission of your Supervision Officer.
    You shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or special agent for any law-enforcement agency without permission from your Supervision Officer.
  7. You shall work regularly unless excused by your Supervision Officer and support your legal dependents, if any, to the best of your ability. You shall report within two (2) days to your Supervision Officer any changes in employment. You shall notify your Supervision Officer within two (2) days any change in your place of residence.
  8. You shall not drink alcoholic beverages to excess. You shall not purchase, possess, sell, manufacture, use or distribute any controlled substance or drug paraphernalia unless such usage is pursuant to a lawful order of a practitioner and you promptly notify your Supervision Officer of same.
  9. You shall not frequent places where such drugs are illegally sold, dispensed, used or given away.
  10. You shall not own, possess, use, sell, or have under your control any firearm, ammunition, or other dangerous weapons.
  11. You shall permit visits by your Supervision Officer to your residence and to your place of business or occupation. You shall permit confiscation by your Supervision Officer of any materials which the officer believes may constitute contraband in your possession and which he observes in plain view of your residence, place of business or occupation, vehicle(s), or on your person. The Commission may also, when a reasonable basis for so doing is presented, modify the conditions of parole to require you to permit the Supervision Officer to conduct searches and seizures of concealed contraband on your person, and in any building, vehicle, or other area under your control, at such times as the Supervision Officer shall decide.
  12. You shall make a diligent effort to satisfy any fine, restitution order, court costs or assessment and/or court ordered child support or alimony payment that has been, or may be, imposed, and shall provide such financial information as may be requested, by your Supervision Officer, relevant to the payment of the obligation. If unable to pay the obligation in one sum, you will cooperate with your Supervision Officer in establishing an installment payment schedule.
  13. You shall be screened for the presence of controlled substances by appropriate tests as may be required by your Supervision Officer.
  14. You shall cooperate fully with those responsible for your supervision.
  15. You shall carry out the instructions of your Supervision Officer and report that failure to do so may be sufficient to cause your return to the institution.
  16. You shall submit to the sanctions imposed by your Supervision Officer (within the limits established by the approved Schedule of Accountability Through Graduated Sanctions), if the Supervision Officer finds that you have tested positive for illegal drugs or that you have committed any non-criminal violation of the release conditions.

    Graduated sanctions may include community service, curfew with electronic monitoring and/or a period of time in a community treatment center. Your failure to cooperate with a graduated sanction imposed by your Supervision Officer will subject you to the issuance of summons or warrant by the Commission, and a revocation hearing at which time you will be afforded the opportunity to contest the violation charge(s) upon which the sanction was based. If the Commission finds that you have violated parole as alleged, you will also be found to have violated this condition. In addition, the Commission may override the imposition of a graduated sanction at any time and issue a warrant or summons if it finds that you are a risk to the public safety or that you are not complying with this condition in good faith.

  17. If you have been convicted of any sexual offense under District of Columbia or federal law (including the Uniform Code of Military Justice), you must report for registration with your state (including the District of Columbia) sex offender registration agency as directed by your Supervision Officer. You are required to report for registration in any state (including the District of Columbia) in which you live, work, attend school or have local convictions for sexual offenses, and in compliance with 42 U.S.C. § 14072(i) (which makes it a federal crime for any offender covered by 18 U.S.C. § 4042 not to register in accordance with state law). If there is any question as to whether or where you are required to register, you must seek and follow the guidance of your Supervision Officer.


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