U.S. Parole Commission (1 - 4 of 4 items)
Organized Crime Figures and Major Drug Traffickers: Parole Decisions and Sentences Served
GGD-85-29: Published: Apr 4, 1985. Publicly Released: May 10, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) how the U.S. Parole Commission makes parole release decisions in cases involving organized crime figures and major drug traffickers; (2) the completeness of the information supplied to the Commission for its use in making parole release decisions in those cases; and (3) what impact parole and good time have on reducing the period of imprison...
Legislative Changes Are Needed To Handle Certain Cases Under the Federal Youth Corrections Act
GGD-83-40: Published: Mar 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1983.
GAO issued a report on a review of federal parole practices to assess how well the U.S. Parole Commission carries out its activities and to determine the extent of coordination between the Commission and those federal government components which provide information to the Commission for its use in making parole release decisions. The GAO observations in this report are based on the earlier review...
Federal Parole Practices: Better Management and Legislative Changes Are Needed
GGD-82-1: Published: Jul 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1982.
GAO reviewed the operations of the U.S. Parole Commission, an independent agency with parole jurisdiction over all eligible federal prisoners and paroled offenders.Although some progress has been made in the parole decisionmaking process since 1976 when legislation establishing the Parole Commission was passed, major improvements are still needed. GAO found that the guidelines used by hearing exam...
Results of GAO's Review of the Parole Decisionmaking Process
116559: Oct 1, 1981
GAO presented some preliminary findings regarding its review of the Federal parole decisionmaking process. GAO stated that there were inconsistencies in parole decisions within and among the U.S. Parole Commission because guidelines used by its examiners to make parole recommendations were subject to varying interpretations, and hearing examiners had not received adequate training in their use. Al...