Programming Wait List
If the Parole Board decision makers decide an incarcerated individual can be safely supervised on the street and the programming is available at either a community corrections center (CCC) or from a private provider, they may parole the individual and add the needed programming as a condition of the person’s parole. Waiting to be placed into programming is not generally a reason for parole denial. This does not apply to offenders who are serving a sentence for a crime of violence, as defined in 42 Pa.C.S. § 9714 or from a crime requiring registration under 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 97 Subch. H.
Violence Prevention Programming While Incarcerated
Incarcerated individuals convicted of a violent crime must successfully complete violence prevention programming to be released on parole.
Sex Offender Programming While Incarcerated
If an individual was convicted of a sex offense and is not involved in any programming while incarcerated, this person will not be seen by the Parole Board until such time he/she is in programming. This is not a Parole Board policy or rule. This requirement is cited in 42 Pa.C.S. § 9718.1. Additionally, this statute applies to crimes against minor victims and not all sex offenses.