Parole Applications 2018-06-09T13:31:16+00:00

Parole Applications

Parole is where a prisoner is released on custody subject to conditions of the Parole Order. In Queensland Parole may be either ordered by the court (court-ordered parole) or ordered by the Parole Board (board-ordered parole).

Court-Ordered Parole

The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 provides the court the power to order that a prisoner be released on parole in certain circumstances.

In circumstances where the court sentences an offender to a period of imprisonment for 3 years or less for an offence or offences that are not ordered as serious violent offences or sexual offences the court must set a parole release date.

If the court sentences an offender to a period of imprisonment for more than 3 years for an offence or offences that are not serious violent offences or sexual offences the court must fix a date in which the offender is eligible to apply to the Parole Board for parole.

If the court sentences an offender for an offence or offences that are serious violent offences or sexual offences the court can fix a date in which the offender is eligible to apply to the Parole Board for parole.

Board-Ordered Parole

An offender may apply to the Parole Board for parole on either the date that the court orders the offender to be eligible to apply or after serving half of their sentence (if the sentence was not a life sentence, indefinite sentence or a sentence for a serious violence offence).

In determining whether to grant an offender parole the Board will consider a number of factors including the offender’s likelihood of re-offending, any recommendations or comments made by the sentencing court, the offenders behaviour whilst in prison and the offenders previous compliance with community-based orders.

Our office can seek leave to represent a prisoner in their application for parole. We recommend that you contact our office to discuss further.

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