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DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE

Board of Parole

John F. Hodges, Chair

Mission Statement:
Comprehensive and efficient consideration for parole and work release of offenders committed to the Department of Corrections. Expeditious revocation of paroles of persons who violate release conditions. Careful consideration of victims opinions concerning the release decisions. Quality advice to the governor in matters relating to executive clemency. Timely research and analysis of issues critical to the performance of the Board of Parole.


New Prison Admissions
Number of Parolees
Percent of Parole Population Revoked

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Highlighted Measure:

Number of new admissions to prison (court commitments, probation revocations and parole revocations), by fiscal year.

 

Data Source: Board of Parole

 

Updated 09/18/2013

 

 

 

Number of new parolees by fiscal year.

 

Data Source: Board of Parole

 

Updated 09/18/2013

 

 

 

Total number of parolees by fiscal year.

 

Data Source: Board of Parole

 

Updated 09/18/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAPH - Hearings Resulting in Parole

 

GRAPH - Hearings Resulting in Work Release

 

Graph - Registering Victims of Violent Crimes

Why this is important:
Iowa law requires that all offenders, except those with an unexpired mandatory minimum sentence and those who have been sentenced to life in prison, be reviewed for parole consideration at least every year. Offenders who have been released to parole report to a parole agent who supervises their movements and activities. Offenders granted work release are housed in a correctional residential facility until the Board of Parole deems them appropriate for release to parole. The Board of Parole's number one objective is to protect the public's safety and data shows that offenders who are released on parole are less likely to return to prison for a new offense. Utilizing Iowa's Community Based Corrections resources allows the Board to gradually return an offender to the community to facilitate the offender's successful re-entry.


What we're doing about this:
The Board of Parole utilizes a number of evidence based risk assessment tools, together with guidelines developed through collaboration with the Department of Corrections, the Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice and other stakeholders, to guide the Board's decisions and protect the public. The risk assessment tools and guidelines were developed through extensive research and data analysis. The Board utilizes all information available to make the best possible decisions regarding whether an offender is released to parole or work release prior to the expiration of their sentence, with the goal of keeping the public safe.

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Highlighted Measure:

Percent of parole population revoked by fiscal year.

 

Data Source: Board of Parole

 

Updated 09/18/2013

GRAPH - Number of Parole Deliberations

Why this is important:
Offenders who have been granted a release to parole periodically have their release revoked. When an offender's parole is revoked they may be returned to prison or a work release facility. Parole revocation is a valuable tool utilized by the Board of Parole to interrupt an offender's downward spiral toward new criminal behavior. The revocation procedure is an extremely valuable tool to facilitate where behavior modification and/or treatment needs may be addressed in a secure setting.


What we're doing about this:
The Board is committed to public safety. Data shows that supervised release is a critical element to an offender's re-entry because the offender is supervised and assisted by parole agents. The Board's revocation procedure allows an offender to be reviewed for return to prison or work release rapidly and efficiently if it appears necessary. The Board is committed to a collaboratovie and open relationship with the Department of Corrections to facilitate both effective supervised release and the rapid revocation of supervised release when it is necessary. The Board has a new risk assessment tool developed for the Iowa Board of Parole that predicts violence to assist with revocation and release decisions.

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