Mississippi  Department of  Corrections

Rick McCarty  

Phil Bryant

Interim Commissioner   

 Governor  

 

 

 

 

PAROLE 

Depending on various factors including an inmate’s criminal history, crime, crime commit date, and sentence, some inmates may be eligible for parole consideration after serving a portion of their sentence.  Although an inmate may be eligible for parole, it is not guaranteed that an inmate will be granted parole.  Whether or not an inmate is released early to parole is within the complete discretion of the Mississippi State Parole Board.  A list of all inmates eligible for parole is generated each month and sent to the Parole Board.  When considering whether to grant or deny parole the Board considers a multitude of factors including, but not limited to, the following:

 

·        Severity of offense

·        Number of offenses committed

·        Psychological and/or psychiatric history

·        Disciplinary action while incarcerated

·        Community Support or Opposition

·        Amount of Time Served

·        Prior misdemeanor or felony conviction(s)

·        Policy and/or juvenile record

·        History of drug or alcohol abuse

·        History of violence

·        Crimes committed while incarcerated

·        Escape history

·        Participation in rehabilitative programs

·        Arrangements for employment and/or residence

·        Whether the offender served in the United States Armed Forces and received and honorable discharge 

Victims and family members of victims are allowed to make impact statements to the Parole Board.