Q: How long must an offender be on parole in the state of Indiana after his release from prison?
A: Usually, it's 2 years. However:
If an inmate was given probation after his/her sentence following the in-custody portion of the sentence, the inmate won't be put on parole but will be assigned to probation.
If an inmate was allowed to go into a CTP [Community Transition Program] for the last few months of his/her sentence, a court MAY discharge that person without placing him/her on parole.
If it's the first time the inmate is being released, and s/he wasn't convicted of a sex offense or a "crime of violence" [there's a list of these in the criminal code], AND s/he didn't violate any DOC rules during the last 6 months of his/her sentence, the parole may be reduced to just one year.
Sex offenders who are NOT “sexually violent predators” SHALL be put on parole for a period of ten years.
Those inmates that are "sexually violent predators” or who were convicted of murder or voluntary manslaughter SHALL be put on parole for life.
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