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I - M Definitions

ICE Detainer

A warrant lodged by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Identifiable Threat

A parolee presents an identifiable threat to public safety if:
1. Credible information indicates that the parolee intends to engage in criminal activity or violate conditions of parole in the future and has the means to do either; or
2. The parolee is a danger to him/herself or others due to psychological, psychiatric, or physical impairment; or
3. The parolee is demonstrating unmanageable behavior, which makes him or her not amendable to diversion.


Imprisonment; confinement in a jail, penitentiary, or prison

Indirect Violation

A violation of probation or parole by a breach of the terms and conditions of probation or parole other than the commission of a new criminal offense of which the offender is found guilty or pleads guilty or nolo contenders.  Also see Technical Parole Violation.

Justice Network (JNET)

A collaborative effort among Commonwealth agencies to build a secure integrated justice computer network

Levels of Service Inventory Revised (LSI-R)

A risk-screening instrument and is part of the Parole Decision Making Guidelines.


A Latin term meaning “we command”; a writ, issued by a court of superior jurisdiction, commanding an inferior tribunal, board, corporation, or person to perform a ministerial duty imposed by law.

Maximum Sentence

The expiration date of a sentence.

Megan’s Law

A law that requires registration of the offender’s address, employment, school, etc. with the State Police if the offender was convicted of a specified sex offense.

Minimum Sentence

The date in an indeterminate sentence on which the inmate is eligible for parole.