How to Find Someone's Parole Date

By Kelly Gear
Check the prison for an inmate's parole date.

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When an inmate is released from prison before serving his full sentence he is placed on parole. After he is released, he is supervised for the remaining time of his sentence and has to report to a parole officer periodically. The parole date, not to be confused with release date, is the date that an inmate becomes eligible for early release/parole. The inmate must go before a parole board for a hearing,to determine whether he qualifies for early supervised release. Most state correctional facilities have websites that allows access to inmate information on line. The website will list a complete profile on every inmate, including parole and release dates. Each state has their own databases and specific formats for retrieving inmate information. For an inmate's parole date, either access the information on the state's website or contact the correctional facility where the inmate is being housed.

Contact the correctional facility where the inmate is being held. Inform the officer that you want the parole date of an inmate they have in custody. Give the inmate's full name, birth date and any other information known, to help the officer locate the correct inmate. Once the officer finds the inmate's record they will provide you with their parole date and release date if applicable.

Retrieve the inmate's parole date online. Visit the state's corrections website and access the inmate locator page. Enter the inmate's name and date of birth. Include the inmate's identification number for a more efficient search. Inputting the identification number will immediately pull up the inmate's correct profile, eliminating the hassle of having to sift through multiply same name profiles. Once the inmate is found, click on the name and view the complete profile. If the inmate is scheduled for parole, this information is usually always included in the profile. In a case when it's not included, call the prison directly and ask to be directed to the office that handles inmate information. The administrative officer can provide you with the parole date.

Send a written request to the state correctional facility's parole board. The board can provide the inmate's scheduled parole date and hearings. Include the inmate's full name, birth date and identification number, if available. A case manager for the parole board notifies the offender of his hearing dates and may notify the family at their request. Family members are typically allowed to attend the inmate's parole hearings and speak on his behalf.

About the Author

Based in St. Louis, Mo., Kelly Gear has been writing professionally for various websites since 2008. Gear has published informational articles on a wide variety of topics relating to business, finance, beauty, fashion, fitness, family and more. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Harris-Stowe State University.

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