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     Idaho Statutes

Idaho Statutes are updated to the website July 1 following the legislative session.


20-223.  Parole — legislative intent — required report. (1) It is the intent of the legislature to focus prison space on those who commit the most serious offenses or who have the highest likelihood of offending in the future.
(2)  The department of correction and board shall assist the commission where required by law and, consistent with subsection (1) of this section, in carrying out the provisions of chapter 10, title 20, Idaho Code.
(3)  The department of correction shall promulgate rules in consultation with the commission to prepare prisoners for parole. The department of correction shall create sufficient programming opportunities, such that lack of access to programming is not the primary cause in delaying parole eligibility. The department shall promulgate rules to include case plan development upon entry into prison and a current risk assessment before all parole hearings.
(4)  By February 1 of each year, the department of correction and the commission shall submit a report to the governor, the senate judiciary and rules committee, and the house of representatives judiciary, rules, and administration committee that describes the most common reasons for delay or denial of release, including statistical data supporting the conclusions of the report.

[20-223, added 1980, ch. 297, sec. 6, p. 770; am. 1985, ch. 122, sec. 6, p. 302; am. 1986, ch. 232, sec. 5, p. 640; am. 1989, ch. 369, sec. 1, p. 926; am. 1993, ch. 106, sec. 1, p. 271; am. 1998, ch. 327, sec. 1, p. 1055; am. 1999, ch. 326, sec. 1, p. 834; am. 2000, ch. 368, sec. 3, p. 1221; am. 2006, ch. 251, sec. 1, p. 760; am. 2013, ch. 241, sec. 1, p. 569; am. 2014, ch. 150, sec. 12, p. 424; am. 2017, ch. 182, sec. 4, p. 418; am. 2021, ch. 196, sec. 6, p. 528.]

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