The similarities and differences between probation and parole.

Essay by djclueice3College, UndergraduateA-, September 2003

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There are many differences between probation and parole. There are also many different definitions of probation, one that I believe is a good one is the action of suspending the sentence of one convicted of a minor offense and granting him provisional freedom on the promise of good behavior. Parole is the release of a prisoner before is term has expired on condition of continued good behavior. The similarities between the to is the person convicted of the crime has to show good behavior in order to stay out of jail. Parole is different cause the person already has served time in prison and is getting out for good behavior and must keep it that way. In some states, the state has abolished parole, so the offender carries out his or hers full term. The state of Maine abolished parole in 1975 and after Maine abolished parole, twelve other states did the same thing.

Abolishing parole is called indeterminate sentencing.

To compare Probation and parole is not a factor, because they are similar in a very small part. They are different because Parole has to do with serving time in prison and so does probation, but parole if you are not on good behavior you are sent back to prison to serve the rest of your sentence and possible more time as well. In 1976 the Attorney general of Alaska abolished plea-bargaining, which has to do with probation. With out plea-bargaining there is no probation. A person just goes straight to court and they find out if they go to prison or not. Parole I believe is not a good idea because, a person is never one hundred percent rehabilitated. I think that probation is a fine idea because a person can learn from their mistakes. If that person messes...