Is probation supervision the same as parole supervision?

They are similar in concept, but how a person arrives at each form of supervision is different. Both services are also operated and governed by separate bodies of authority. Probation is generally run by a county government, and parole is run by the state. Probation is similar to parole in that there is a supervising officer who watches over an individual to make sure they are abiding by a set of specific conditions while influencing appropriate behavior and enforcing community safety. Probation supervision is a sentence or original sanction by itself that is ordered by the court. Someone on parole supervision would have originally been sentenced to a state prison term as their primary disposition. Parole supervision may be granted for an inmate who is released early from incarceration, it allows them to be under the supervision of a parole officer while they complete the remainder of their prison time outside of the actual facility. Parole can also assist parolees to transition back into the community after their release.

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1. What is probation supervision?
2. How does probation supervision influence law abiding behavior?
3. What are some probation terms and conditions?
4. What are some benefits to defendants on probation supervision?
5. What are some benefits of probation supervision to the community versus incarceration?
6. How does someone get placed on probation supervision?
7. How does Probation Supervision work?
8. What are office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?
9. What do you do during office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?
10. Is probation supervision the same as parole supervision?
11. What can I find out about someone on probation supervision?
12. What is a violation of Probation?
13. What happens during a violation of probation?
14. What types of recommendations can be made for a violation of probation?
15. What are typical lengths of probation supervision?
16. Can a person be released from probation supervision early?
17. Are probation officers the same as police officers?
18. What type of powers or authority do probation officers have?
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