Is It A Violation to Leave the State While on Parole?

If you were convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to serve a period of incarceration in prison in the State of Tennessee you will eventually be considered for parole. If the Board of Parole, or BOP, does grant you parole you will continue to be supervised by the BOP until you are released from parole. While on parole you must abide by a number of terms and conditions. One question parolees often have is “Is it a violation to leave the state while on parole?” Although people frequently use the terms “probation” and “parole” interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Probation is a sentencing option that can be exercised by the original sentencing judge. Parole, on the other hand, only follows a period of incarceration in a state or federal prison system. Once an offender has served the minimum period of time required by law in prison he or she may be considered for parole. In the State of Tennessee the BOP conducts a parole hearing for an offender who is potentia


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