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Title 28 : Public Institutions and Corrections

Chapter 007 : Parole

Subchapter 003 : Eligibility for Parole

(Cite as: 28 V.S.A. § 502b)
  • § 502b. Terms and conditions of parole

    (a) When an inmate is paroled, the Parole Board shall establish terms and conditions of parole that it deems reasonably necessary to ensure that the inmate will lead a law-abiding life and that will assist the inmate to do so. Such terms and conditions shall be set forth in the parolee’s parole agreement. Terms and conditions of parole shall be designed to protect the victim, potential victims, and the public, and to reduce the risk of reoffense. Such conditions may include prohibiting the use of alcohol; prohibiting having contact with minors; prohibiting or limiting the use of a computer or other electronic devices; permitting a probation officer access to all computers or other digital or electronic media, mail covers, subscription services, and credit card statements; and if a probation officer has reasonable grounds to believe the offender has violated a parole condition, permitting a probation officer to monitor or examine the offender’s activities, communications, and use of any computer or other digital or electronic device, including cell phone, smartphone, digital camera, digital video camera, digital music player or recorder, digital video player or recorder, personal digital assistant, portable electronic storage device, gaming system, or any other contemporary device capable of the storage of digital electronic communication or data storage or access to the Internet or other computer or digital network.

    (b) The Parole Board may require a parolee as a condition of parole to participate, as a resident or nonresident, in programs at a treatment center for all or part of the period of parole, provided that the Commissioner certifies that adequate treatment facilities, personnel, and programs are available. If the Commissioner determines that the person’s residence in the center or participation in its programs, or both, should be terminated because the person can derive no further significant benefits from such residence or participation, or both, or because his or her residence or participation adversely affects the rehabilitation of other residents or participants, he or she shall so notify the Board, which shall thereupon make such other provision with respect to the person as it deems appropriate.

    (c) A person residing in and participating in programs at a treatment center shall abide by the rules and regulations of the center and may be required to pay such costs incident to residents as the Commissioner deems appropriate. (Added 1997, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 61, eff. April 29, 1998; 2009, No. 1, § 47.)