Can a parole officer tell anybody in the family about my case and what’s going on?

Asked on November 11, 2014 under Criminal Law, Texas


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The answer is yes and no, depending on what details he is disclosing.  Keep in mind that you are on parole for an offense.  That offense data is public information.  Generally, parole officers will not disclose more than your status on parole to third parties unless you have listed them to receive information or they are comparing your responses to what their responses would be to certain questions.  For example, if you told your parole officer that you were living with an aunt, then they called her to confirm the same--- they could disclose that information because it is part of the process of confirming your residency.  Unless you give the parole officer, permission, however, they are not allowed to discuss things regarding medical treatment or diagnonsis per HIPPA.  Botton line, they can disclose some things, but not everthing about your case. 

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