Parole is a carefully constructed bridge between incarceration and return to the
community. It is a conditional release, which allows some offenders to continue to
serve the balance of their sentence outside of the institution.
Parole does not mean that offenders are completely free, without supervision. It
does mean that they have an opportunity, under the supervision and assistance of
a parole officer, to become contributing members of society, providing they abide
by the conditions of their release. If the conditions of parole are not met, the
Board has the power to revoke the parole and return the offender to prison.