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This app was last updated to be current with the latest parole board rules and statutes in September, 2019. If you do ever notice an updated Parole Board rule or statute, please contact the developer so we can all use the latest information.
Applicability (decision date): This calculator applies to all parole decisions made after June 30, 2017. You cannot use this calculator to check a decision made before July 1, 2017.
Applicability (offense date): This calculator applies to all offense dates. This new parole guidelines system applies to all crimes committed after December 31, 2005. It also applies to all older crimes, although many of the pre-2006 crimes that would now rank as Level VIII crimes do require special handling. The parole board lists on its website those specific crimes that must use the Crime Severity Level they would have been assigned by the pre-2006 guidelines. Then the remainder of this new guidelines system is applied to that older Level. All of this is handled by this calculator - if you select one of the listed crimes, with an offense date before 2006, you will be prompted to use the "old" calculator.
Applicability (sentence type): This calculator does not apply to life sentences; the parole board uses a completely different analysis for such sentences (more info about parole for life sentences). This calculator also does not apply to fourth-strike recidivist sentences, as such sentences are not eligible for parole. O.C.G.A. § 17-10-7(c). But see O.C.G.A. § 42-9-45(b)(3-4) (narrow exception for recidivist-sentenced drug offenders who meet stringent criteria); O.C.G.A. § 42-9-43(b) (the Parole Board can grant a medical reprieve to "an entirely incapacitated person suffering a progressively debilitating terminal illness" who is expected to die within a year); and GA CONST Art. 4, § 2, ¶ II(e) (the Parole Board retains the power, which it has apparently never used, to parole anyone once they reach age 62).
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This web app should work equally well on all devices: desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.
This web app is designed to work entirely offline. You only have to be connected to the internet the first time you load it. Whenever you do happen to open this app while connected, the app will automatically check for any updates. But otherwise the absence of an internet connection will have no effect.
All data collection and processing is done locally, on your device. Other than the contact form below, none of the information you enter, or your results, is transmitted over the internet.
This web app uses well under 1 MB of your device's storage to ensure offline availability. This is a tiny amount compared to most apps; equivalent to the space used to store a photo.
Our Secretary of State restricts our laws from being freely distributed to the public. So I cannot risk sharing them with you. But if you want to see the regulation that governs most of this, you can view it yourself on the Secretary of State's website.
Please contact the developer if you have any suggestions or ideas.
This calculator, all of its code, and all of its accompanying information is Copyright 2017 Gerard Kleinrock. All Rights Reserved.
|Crime commit date |
(version of statutes applicable)
|If single or concurrent life sentence for a "serious violent felony." O.C.G.A. § 17-10-6.1(c)(1)||If consecutive life sentences, and one is for murder. O.C.G.A. § 42-9-39(c)|
|on or after July 1, 2006:||30 years.||60 years.|
|on or after January 1, 1995:||14 years. But see O.C.G.A. § 42-9-39(b) (25 years if murder and had previously served a life sentence).||10 years per consecutive life sentence, up to 30 years total.|
|before January 1, 1995:||7 years.||7 years.|