Discretionary Release Parole Guideline Worksheet
When an inmate is evaluated for discretionary parole, the severity of the offense is taken into consideration. (Murder is a more severe crime than robbery.) The Board also considers factors that mitigate the risk (such as stable release plans and community and family support) and factors that aggravate the risk (such as an extreme nature of a crime or prior violent convictions.)
The Discretionary Release Parole Guideline Worksheet issued to identify the correct offense severity, identify aggravating and mitigating factors and record the reasons for deviating from the Board's guideline recommendations.