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Parole Commission Operations Consistent with Its Mission; Clemency Workload Needs to Be Addressed, Report No. 06-15, February 2006
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  • The Parole Commission has been successful in identifying low-risk offenders for release via parole.  Regionalizing the commission’s parole determination functions would distribute this workload across the state but would likely increase overall state costs.  Transferring the commission’s revocation authority to the court system and victims’ services programs to other state agencies is feasible but would also likely result in higher overall state costs.
  • The commission also staffs the Florida Board of Executive Clemency, whose backlog continues to grow.  The commission has proposed funding additional clemency staff to address the backlog.  As alternatives, the Legislature could consider outsourcing this work to a private entity, or the Board of Executive Clemency could streamline its investigation process to reduce workload without additional resources. 

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Parole Commission (FPC)

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-55 Justification Review: Budget Reductions, Process Improvements Possible in Parole Commission Operations, published in November 2001.
  • Report No. 95-44 Information Brief of Control Release Workload of the Florida Parole Commission, published in March 1996.
  • Report No. 12226 Performance Audit of the Implementation of Control Release Supervision Administered by the Florida Parole Commission and the Department of Corrections, published in January 1994.

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