Effective August 5, 2000, offenders convicted of D.C. Code felony offenses may be sentenced by the D. C. Superior Court judiciary to Supervised Release. Under such a sentence, once the offender has served the required term of imprisonment, the Supervised Release certificate is subsequently issued by the United States Parole Commission (USPC). The USPC may eventually revoke Supervised Release for offenders who violate one or more of the conditions of release.
The sentence of Supervised Release begins upon the offender's completion of the Court imposed sentence and the offender's release from confinement to complete his/her sentence in the community. The offender is subject to the specified conditions of supervised release that are intended to prevent the offender's return to incarceration.