Georgia Parole Guidelines Calculator
This calculator applies without exception to all parole decisions made by the Parole Board after June 30, 2017, regardless of the offense date.  For details on how the calculator handles older crimes, and which sentences have limited parole-eligibility, click "app info" at the bottom of the calculator.
Gender of prisoner?
"Current Prison Conviction Primary Offense: Property"  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(8)(b) & (9)(b).
The Parole Board has provided this helpful list of crimes it will treat as "property" crimes:
Arson; Bad Checks; Illegal Use or Possession - Credit Card; Burglary (residential/building including attempted); Chop Shop Violation; Computer Trespass; Conversion of Payments for Real Property; Counterfeit Stamps; Criminal Damage to Property; Damage, Destroy or Secret Property; Defrauding State; Entering Vehicle; Financial Identity Fraud; Forgery (including attempted); Forgery Credit Card; Fraud (all types); Fraudulent Access Computer; Fraudulent Checks/Credit Card; Lottery Violation; Manufacture or Alter Stamps/Possess Unauthorized Stamps; Possess Contraband Articles; Receive Goods or Services Fraudulently Obtained; Removal of Baggage, Cargo, etc.; Sell Unstamped Cigarettes/Cigars; Steal or Alter Public Documents; Theft by Taking (all types including attempted); Transport Contraband Articles; Unauthorized Distribution of Record Devices; Vandalism to Church, etc.; Viol. Ga. Securities Act.
"Current Prison Admission Type: Parole/Probation Revocation"  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(8)(c) & (9)(c).
"GDC Validated Gang Member"  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(8)(f).  Note that this risk factor is applied only to male inmates.
"GDC Violent DR [disciplinary report] Charge During any Incarceration Period"  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(8)(h) & (9)(g).
The Parole Board has provided this helpful list of DRs it will treat as "violent":
Assault Employee/Inmate/Officer/Visitor; Assault Without Weapon; Conspire/Plan Disturbance/Strike; Death of Employee/Inmate/Officer/Visitor; Injury to Employee/Officer/Visitor; Injury to Inmate/Oneself; Participation in Disturbance/Strike; Possession of Weapon; Possession of Ammunition; Project Body Fluids; Project Lethal Item; Project Nuisance Item; Sexual Assault; Shooting; Stabbing; Threat With Item/Weapon; Threats Through Mail; Using a Hostage; Verbal/Gesture Threatening.
"Number [of] Georgia Felony Arrest Events before Current Prison Episode"  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(8)(d) & (9)(d).
The Parole Board has clarified that "[i]f GCIC/NCIC has the crime severity level (i.e., misdemeanor or felony) listed as unknown, it is not counted as an arrest.  Arrests are counted as events only and events that include both F and M arrests are counted as one (1) felony arrest.  The number of felony and misdemeanor arrest events include the arrest(s) leading to the current prison episode."
Note that the best available information indicates that the parole board includes all "probation" arrests in this total, and not merely initial arrests.
total felony arrests.
"Number [of] Georgia Misdemeanor Arrest Events before Current Prison Episode"  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(8)(e) & (9)(e).
The Parole Board has clarified that "[i]f GCIC/NCIC has the crime severity level (i.e., misdemeanor or felony) listed as unknown, it is not counted as an arrest.  Arrests are counted as events only and events that include both F and M arrests are counted as one (1) felony arrest.  The number of felony and misdemeanor arrest events include the arrest(s) leading to the current prison episode."
Note that the best available information indicates that the parole board includes all "probation" arrests in this total, and not merely initial arrests.
total misdemeanor arrests.
"Age at Current Prison Admission"  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(8)(g) & (9)(f).
years old on entry into prison.
Most serious offense(s):
Current Incarceration Offense?
Only one offense is required by the calculator; the parole board considers only the most serious offense.  But you can enter up to three offenses, in case you are not sure which offense is the most serious.  If you do enter more than one offense, the calculator will sort them for you by Crime Severity Level, and also provide the Crime Severity Level for each offense.

"Offenders considered for parole using the Parole Decision Guidelines System who are incarcerated for an offense or offenses not otherwise specified in this rule will be assigned the Crime Severity Level of the specified offense most similar to their most serious offense."  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(18).
Get Guidelines Recommendation
There are three possible Risk Levels: low, medium, and high.  This Risk Level, together with the Crime Severity Level, determines the ultimate Parole Guidelines Recommendation.  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(10-17)(b-d).  You can and should double-check this Risk Level with the Parole Board's own calculator.

* Note that this app provides additional information not provided by the Board's calculator: a rough idea of the location within the Risk Level.  This location does not correspond with the range of months in the guidelines recommendation.  This information is provided only so you will be aware whether your result is close to a different level.
Risk Level:
The Parole Board has assigned this level to the selected crime(s).  The possible levels range from Level I to Level VIII.  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(10-17)(a).
Crime Severity Level:?
This should be the recommendation the Parole Board will consider, if it answers the above questions the same way you did.  This information is from the grid published by the Board.  The Board uses this recommendation to determine a Tentative Parole Month.  Please note that the Board does not always follow the recommendation.  For example, the Board says it followed the recommendation 82% of the time in fiscal year 2016.  But note that in 2016 the Board was using a different scoring system, so it is hard to predict the future rate.
Guidelines Recommendation:
For all the sentences to which this calculator applies (not life or recidivist sentences - see "app info" below), ...
... "an inmate serving a felony sentence or felony sentences shall only be eligible for consideration for parole after the expiration of nine months of his or her sentence or one-third of the time of the sentences, whichever is greater."
... "inmates serving sentences aggregating 21 years or more shall become eligible for consideration for parole upon completion of the service of seven years."
O.C.G.A. § 42-9-45(b)(2).  But see O.C.G.A. § 42-9-46 (the Parole Board has the power, if it chooses, to consider parole prior to these time limitations).

"Inmates serving prison sentences for sex crimes and crimes against minors will receive a risk assessment evaluation prior to a final decision to grant parole to determine the likelihood that he or she will engage in another sex crime or a crime against a minor."  Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 475-3-.05(19).
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