January 8, 2016 09:00:00
Posted By Emre Umar
Releasement from prison is a wonderful time for family, friends, and, of course, your paroled loved one. However, this event is not the end of the journey for a released inmate. They may still be under close observance after release, they will be on parole to the state. This can be a challenging time to have your loved one come back into the community.
While your loved one has been away, there was bound to be a strain on your relationship. You were relying on letters, phone calls, and visits. But even with both attempting, your relationship may have been restricted due to work, distance, etc. Your loved one will need to readjust and have rebuild the trust and bond you had before entering prison.
Each year, the Division of Parole supervises 45,000+ parolees in New York. After an inmate is released, a field officer is assigned to the case. A field officer is responsible for visiting the parolee at their residence and work or program locations. There will also be office visits with unannounced drug tests. The parolee is responsible for following the terms of their release, any parole violation can result in a return to state prison for a duration of time.
It is important to understand the terms and conditions of your loved one’s release. You can be a resource for a parolee to go to in times of need. This will be a time for your loved one to readjust into society and they will can have help from many resources and programs that their parole officer would be in touch with.