PAROLE ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
By statute, offenders who are serving a total effective sentence (definite) of at least 2 years and 1 day are eligible for parole consideration.
Parole eligibility is calculated at 50% or 85% of the total imposed sentence (less any jail credit and/or risk reduction earned credits). Current convictions and criminal history will determine the designation
The "Truth in Sentencing" law passed in 1995 requires that all violent offenders serve 85% of their sentence before becoming eligible for parole. This applies for all crimes committed after July 1, 1996.
By statute the following crimes are not eligible for parole consideration:
By policy, if at any point of eligibility an offender meets the following criteria, their case will NOT be reviewed by the board:
- Are designated by the Connecticut DOC as a security risk group (SRG)
- Are classified by the Connecticut DOC as a overall risk level "5"
- Are housed in a Connecticut DOC chronic disciplinary unit
- Have criminal charges pending in the state of Connecticut
Content Last Modified on 9/14/2012 4:26:14 PM