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Parole Information
« on: March 22, 2006, 05:37:46 PM »
For questions about community supervision or parole, please contact the Parole Office at 1-800-666-6744.
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parole Info Needed
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2006, 06:40:20 AM »
My son said that its getting close to his 6 month before release date. We need info on the parole process.  Is there a web site with info on what needs to be done in the home or what we can have here and not have.  We live in a small farming town. Well we live outside the town in the country. My husband and youngest son are reg. gun owners.  We have shotguns and rifles for hunting and critter control around the barn and sheds.  My youngest son is also in the military so he has weapons here.  Do they have rules on this???????  He said that our county does not have a parole officer, so they will come from a county nearby and they will just so up for inspection with no warning.  I work during the day and there is usually no one around.  Any info would be a great help.

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Re: parole Info Needed
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2006, 07:06:32 AM »
Hi Mom,

As far as the firearms, you will probably have to find new homes for them, as the home that he goes to, cannot have any firearms, explosives, etc.  

He will be asked to put two possible parole addresses on his list, a first and second choice, and neither of those residences can have firearms at them.  

They can and will check the residences, and can take the inmate back for parole violation if anything is found or totally deny him to parole to that location.  

You must sign a waiver stating that none of the things listed are on the premises.



 





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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 09:58:33 AM »
Hello everyone  :bride:,

I'm new to this site and I'm learning how to post and reply tomessages so bare with me. I have a question to ask. My finance was just parole from prison on Friday to this center and he haven't seen or heard from his parole officer.  Its been 5 days and nothing. I've called that 1800 number and he called to see why his parole officer hasn't showed up to see him so he can get parole to my house and still nothing. What can we do? Should he called and ask for the supervisor? If so will this make the PO mad and try to send him back? He need changing clothes, an ID, and some assistance for food but he can't leave the center until he sees his PO.

Please help. Thank you all for your suggestions/comments. Such a wonderful and informative site this is

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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 11:30:07 AM »
Hello everyone  :bride:,

I'm new to this site and I'm learning how to post and reply tomessages so bare with me. I have a question to ask. My finance was just parole from prison on Friday to this center and he haven't seen or heard from his parole officer.  Its been 5 days and nothing. I've called that 1800 number and he called to see why his parole officer hasn't showed up to see him so he can get parole to my house and still nothing. What can we do? Should he called and ask for the supervisor? If so will this make the PO mad and try to send him back? He need changing clothes, an ID, and some assistance for food but he can't leave the center until he sees his PO.

Please help. Thank you all for your suggestions/comments. Such a wonderful and informative site this is

There is nothing He can do, but wait for that Parole Officer, if he moves before he gets there, he could be violated and I don't think you want to do that.  Normally they are suppose to be there within 72 hours, so be patient, they will eventually get there ...

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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 08:06:28 PM »
My bf's parole officer didn't come for 9 whole days.



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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009, 01:56:27 AM »
if anyone could help, when will my husband be notified by the parole people about being released ? do they notify me, come here before he is released just curious. cause he will be home x-mas eve this year . not sure if i did this right ...



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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009, 06:16:08 AM »
Since he is coming home in a few months he should have already filled out the parole paperwork and should be getting a paper stating if it was approved or denied.  If approved they will want to come out and do a home visit to ensure the housing is acceptable.  It seems that PO's differ in when they make the visits.  If they haven't been out for a visit and the time is getting within a few weeks I would call the parole office.
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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2009, 06:19:58 AM »
I would double check your home for anything the PO could consider banned from a parolee.
1. Guns
2. Knives
3. Drugs
4. Viscious Dogs
5. Prescription drugs should have the name of the person to whom they are prescribed.

They will give him a list of rules upon release that he must follow or a violation may occur.
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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2009, 07:17:41 AM »
if anyone could help, when will my husband be notified by the parole people about being released ? do they notify me, come here before he is released just curious. cause he will be home x-mas eve this year . not sure if i did this right ...

Sometimes, they never come out prior to the inmate being released, but you could be getting a call within the next few weeks also. Like Ivans told you, get rid of anything in your home that could be considered contraband, they can and sometimes do go through the house and check. It all depends on the PO ... they also, at anytime your inmate is on parole, do sweeps and about 4-5 agents come into the home to do this, they can go through his room and any other room/rooms of the house that they want. 
When he is released you will have to wait up to 72 hours, or until the PO comes out before your husband can have any movement from the house.   It sounds from other poster lately, that they are swamped and taking even more time for that first visit.  I guess it depends on what district you are in.

If you have big dogs, they will probably have to be micro-chipped or fixed, there is a topic I believe on this on the parole/re entry board ..

Good Luck to you both ...
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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2009, 07:16:30 PM »
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When my son was Paroled they NEVER came to my house, before he came home.
I filled out a questionnaire I was sent in the mail many months prior to release and that was it.
The paper asked basics, who lived here, and was it OK with me for him to come, and did I understand he would be on parole.

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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2009, 11:38:56 AM »
So knives are not okay to have in the home? Does this mean, regular steak knives that are used for eating untensils???

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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2009, 11:43:53 AM »
No, not kitchen utensils...knives, as in hunting or weapon type knives.
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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2009, 12:49:37 PM »
LOL good! I was hoping we wouldn't have to cut our food with spoons & forks!

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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2010, 05:05:55 PM »
My LO was released 4/30 to date all we've recieved is 2 calls stating his PO wasn't coming due to a return to Stateville, no home visit yet.  He gets movement but what kind of plans can you really make if everytime you go out you have rush back on this day

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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2010, 09:55:18 AM »
The parole office number listed above dont work , does anyone have the new number.

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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2010, 11:49:03 AM »
The number has been changed to 1-800-666-6744.  Thanks for the heads up HLA, I changed it in Scout's post above also.
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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2010, 11:28:14 PM »
I received a questionaire in regards to my husband being paroled to our house after he was there a couple of months. His tentative release date isn't until 7/13/2011. Is this usual for them to send that home so early? Does it mean he might get release early? He has been in custody since Jan. 29,2010 and I do believe I recieved it around Feb or Mar.

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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2010, 11:33:38 PM »
There is no consistency within IDOC, including the parole department. They have been known to send these questionnaires out really early. Don't start getting your hopes up for an early release, you will more than likely be disappointed, sorry.
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Re: Parole Information
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2010, 12:57:48 AM »
My LO has been in since March and I have not seen or heard anything regarding his parole.  I think this just proves the inconsistencies of IDOC.
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