My brother was granted parole two months ago and still has not been released what if anything can his family do to speed up the release process

Asked on May 20, 2009 under Criminal Law, Maryland


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The majority of parole approvals call for a "delayed" release, meaning that the offender will be released in a future month/year, but only upon completion of specified pre-release requirements.These requirements include a certified and approved home plan.  Many offenders must also complete certain special programs before they can be released.

If the offender fails to meet the pre-release conditions, or breaks institutional rules, the parole approval may be suspended and another hearing ordered. 

You will be notified if pre-release conditions have not been met; once they have been he will be released.  If at that point he is still not released, contact the assigned parole officer to see what he can do to speed things up.

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