Is it true that inmates must have money in their account in order to get a parole?

NO. Many inmates are paroled into residential programs or half-way houses. The administrators of these programs understand that most people being released from prison have little or no money. These programs will assist the parolee in gaining employment and at that time, the parolee is required to make payments toward rent.

Other inmates have family or friends that will provide a residence for them. The Division of Parole and Probation will investigate all release plans to ensure the living environment is conducive to assisting the parolee to remain at liberty without violating the law or conditions of parole.

Inmates who desire to self-parole must show that they have funds available to them to establish a residence. Most inmates do not self-parole. Having funds available to enable an inmate to self-parole does not guarantee the Board will authorize it. Although an inmate may have the means to self-parole, the Board may require that the parolee participate in a residential treatment program or half-way house program for a specific period of time or until the parolee has demonstrated a willingness to participate in treatment and continue to make positive commitments to change.